Judges

Kei Miller was born in Jamaica in 1978. His poetry has been shortlisted for awards such as the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Scottish Book of the Year. In 2010, the Institute of Jamaica awarded him the Silver Musgrave medal for his contributions to Literature. In 2013 the Caribbean Rhodes Trust named him the Rex Nettleford Fellow in Cultural Studies. His 2014 collection, The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion (Carcanet, 2014), won the Forward Prize for Best Collection.

 

Kim Moore’s first collection The Art of Falling (Seren, 2015) won the 2016 Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. She won a Northern Writers Award in 2014, an Eric Gregory Award in 2011 and the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize in 2010.  Her pamphlet If We Could Speak Like Wolves was a winner in the 2012 Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition, and went on to be shortlisted for a Michael Marks Award.  She is currently a PhD candidate at Manchester Metropolitan University.
 

 

Mark Waldron was born in New York and lives in London. He has published three poetry collections, most recently Meanwhile, Trees with Bloodaxe in 2016. His work appears in Identity Parade: New British and Irish Poets (Bloodaxe 2010) and Best British Poetry 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 (all Salt) as well as The Forward Book of Poetry 2010 and 2017. He was selected as a Next Generation Poet by the Poetry Book Society in 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kei Miller photo: Christine Fourie

Mark Waldron photo: Julie Hill