The Poetry Centre is delighted to announce the winners of the 2017 Ruskin Prize for Poetry, judged by poet-translator Dr Alipio de Franca and poet-critic Dr Patrick Davidson Roberts.
Posted: 1 September 2017
The overall winner was Margaret Wilmot, for her poem Hemlock. Revelation. The judges described it as a 'masterful example of the narrative and lyrical combined...its sense of the out-of-sight coupled with a strong belief in the universal experience being depicted.'
Second place was awarded to Paul Munden for his poem Freckle. The judges appreciated the sensitive 'development of an inner monologue' and excellent 'control of form' revolving around strangely rhymed couplets.
Third place was awarded to William Corwin, for his poem Blue Patch with Lavinia. The judges applauded its 'musical clashes, subtle chromatics and inescapable confidence.'
All three winning poems will be published in an upcoming issue of POEM magazine.
The Print Room hosts award winning Roehampton poet, David Harsent
Notting Hill venue, The Print Room at the Coronet, hosted Professor David Harsent as part of the Autumn/ Winter poetry season.
Posted: 31 October 2017
RoeReads is back for its third year
The University, in association with the Booker Prize Foundation, is offering every student a copy of this year's RoeReads book, Room by Emma Donoghue.
Posted: 19 October 2017
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