It's National Poetry Day and the winner of the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize for a first collection of poetry is . . .

Posted by hl11 at Oct 08, 2015 08:25 AM |

We announce today that the winner of the 2015 Michael Murphy Memorial Prize competition is Hannah Lowe for her collection Chick (Bloodaxe Books).

Hannah's poems take you on a journey round her father, a Chinese-black Jamaican migrant who disappeared at night to play cards or dice in London's old East End to support his family, an unstable and dangerous existence that took its toll on his physical and mental health. 'Chick' was his gambling nickname. [Bloodaxe Books]

The prize will be presented at a date and venue to be confirmed.

Our congratulations to Hannah and Bloodaxe Books!

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