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Robert Graves Prize winner announced

The Poetry Centre, and Wimbledon BookFest, are delighted to announce the winners of the inaugural Robert Graves Prize, judged by Professor Fiona Sampson and literary agent Peter Straus. This prize was kindly sponsored by Marcus Beale Architects.

Posted: 4 October 2017

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Robert Graves Prize winner, Octavia Lamb

The overall winner was Octavia Lamb, for her poem Ivor Gurney Goes To War. Second place was awarded to Vishvantara for her poem After Schubert. And third place was awarded to Audrey Ardern-Jones, for her poem In the Fifties.

The prize will be awarded at a ceremony and reading at Wimbledon BookFest on Sunday 15th October, immediately after the Robert Graves Society Lecture. Further information, and tickets for the event, can be found here.

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