The shortlist for the Poetry Society’s Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry has been announced (Martin Figura for Whistle; Kaite O’Reilly for The Persians; Christopher Reid for Song of Lunch; David Swann for The Privilege of Rain; Katharine Towers for The Floating Man).

This is the second year of the award, and the £5,000 prize is donated by Carol Ann Duffy, funded from the annual honorarium the Poet Laureate traditionally receives from HM The Queen."

The Ted Hughes Award pages of the Poetry Society’s website can be found at:

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