Aug 10, 2018

Announcing the Winners of the Laureate's Prize for Best Single Poem

The 2018 Laureate's Prize Winners

Dame Professor Carol Ann Duffy and the Poetry Business are delighted to announce the Winners of the Laureate's Prize for a single poem entered into the 2018 Poetry Business International Book and Pamphlet Competition.

1st Prize  ANGELA T CARR (Dublin)  for her poem 'Girl with Child on a Swan's Wing'
2nd Prize MARA BERGMAN (Tunbridge Wells) for her poem 'Hitchhiking on Wantagh Parkway' 
3rd Prize  SUSANNAH HART (London) for her poem 'Beautiful Boys'

The poets win £500, £200 and £50 respectively, plus an invitation to read at the Wordsworth Trust in Grasmere, alongside this year's  Book and Pamphlet Competition winners and co-judge Liz Berry. The three winning poems will be published in the North magazine and on the Poetry Business website. 

The winners are also invited to an open writing workshop on the same day at the Wordsworth Trust, run by Ann and Peter Sansom ('the best poetry teachers in the world'  – The Guardian). 

The winners' reading takes place on September 22nd 2018 at 2pm. Tickets to the reading are free and you can book them at the Wordsworth Trust website 

To book a place on the workshop, please contact Ellen at

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