PBS award

I was really pleased to hear yesterday that 'Inklings' has been chosen as the Poetry Book Society pamphlet choice for Winter 2013.  

The choice is awarded to the book the selectors think is the best pamphlet published each quarter. The judges were poets Karen McCarthy Woolf and Luke Kennard. I'm really glad my poems meant something to them and stood their own. 
The PBS pamphlet choice is highly regarded, and will also translate into a little stamp of approval in the poetry world, and a extra sales.


The Poetry Book Society was founded in 1953 by T S Eliot and friends to ‘propagate the art of poetry' by bringing the best new poetry to readers. Every quarter expert Selectors, themselves all established poets, read hundreds of new books to choose the best new single author collection, known as the Choice book, which members receive free along with the Bulletin
They also choose four Recommendations, a Special Commendation, a Recommended Translation and a Pamphlet Choice.  The choice book goes forward to be nominated for the annual TS Eliot award - the "Oscars" of the poetry world, if you will. Last year the £15,000 prize was won by Sharon Olds and her powerful collection Stag's Leap. 


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