The shortlist for this year’s T. S. Eliot Prize has been announced. The titles selected are: Seeing Stars – Simon Armitage (Faber) The Mirabelles – Annie Freud (Picador) You – John Haynes (Seren) Human Chain – Seamus Heaney (Faber) What the Water Gave Me – Pascale Petit (Seren) The Wrecking Light – Robin Robertson (Picador) […]
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Dylan Thomas Prize Shortlist Announced

Kathryn Gray

PUBLISHED ON: 22/09/10

CATEGORY: New Welsh Writing Awards

The full 2010 University of Wales Dylan Thomas Prize shortlist has been announced: Caroline Bird, 23 – Watering Can (Carcanet) Elyse Fenton, 29 – Clam …

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Carrie Etter’s The Tethers Wins London Festival Fringe Best New Poet Award

Kathryn Gray

PUBLISHED ON: 18/08/10

CATEGORY: New Welsh Writing Awards

Carrie Etter – long-time contributor to New Welsh Review as poet, short story writer and critic – won the London Festival Fringe Best New Poet Award o …

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Dylan Thomas Prize 2010 – Longlist announced

Kathryn Gray

PUBLISHED ON: 23/07/10

CATEGORY: New Welsh Writing Awards

The longlist for the Dylan Thomas Prize 2010 is as follows: Adebe D.A., 23 – Ex Nihilo (Frontenac House) Caroline Bird, 23 – Watering Can (Carcanet) E …

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Wales Book of the Year Shortlist – 2010

Kathryn Gray

PUBLISHED ON: 07/06/10

CATEGORY: Notes

The Wales Book of the Year 2010 Short List was announced in a special event on Sunday 6 June 2010, at The Guardian Hay Festival. From a longlist which …

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T.S. Elliot Prize goes to Phillip Gross

Kathryn Gray notes that Philip Gross has won the 2009 TS Elliot Prize with his poetry collection The Water Table

PUBLISHED ON: 19/01/10

CATEGORY: Notes

The 2009 T. S. Eliot Prize has been won by Philip Gross. The prize is the most prestigious in British Poetry. Philip’s winning book, The Water Table, …

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John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry 2009

Kathryn Gray comments on her experience as one of the judges for the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry, 2009

PUBLISHED ON: 24/11/09

CATEGORY: Blog

I was one of the judges for the 2009 John Tripp Award in Cardiff last week. It proved to be a hugely enjoyable event for me and my fellow judges Debor …

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Dannie Abse Wins 2009 Wilfred Owen Poetry Award

Kathryn Gray comments on the occasion of Dannie Abse winning the Wilfred Owen Poetry Award

PUBLISHED ON: 24/11/09

CATEGORY: Blog

Dannie Abse has won the 2009 Wilfred Owen Poetry Award for a distinguished body of work which includes notable war poems. Previous recipients of the h …

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Forward Prize Nomination for Meirion Jordan

Kathryn Gray comments on Meirion Jordan's nomination for the Forward Prize, 2009

PUBLISHED ON: 23/07/09

CATEGORY: Blog

Congratulations to Meirion Jordan, who has been nominated for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Read the story here.

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TV Matters and Culture Coming Out of the Closet

Kathryn Gray talks about literature and TV series

PUBLISHED ON: 30/06/09

CATEGORY: Blog

A blog post over at The Kenyon Review on the power of television in bringing literature to the people, picking up on the sales hike for poets featured …

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