Michael Marks Award

Very happy to hear Petrol, Cyan, Electric has been shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award. Huge thanks to Peter and Ann Sansom and everyone at the Poetry Business for their work on the pamphlet.  Many congratulations to the other shortlisted poets, including my fellow Smith/Doorstop namesake Kim Moore, and to Pighog Press for their shortlisting in the Publishers’ Award. Winners will be announced at the British Library on November 19th.

As the award is jointly hosted by the Wordsworth Trust, I thought this would be a good excuse to share a view from Wordsworth’s garden taken when I read at Dove Cottage earlier in the year. No wonder he was so inspired by Nature.

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