Rebecca Perry wins the Michael Murphy Memorial Poetry Prize for Beauty/Beauty

Posted by hl11 at Sep 28, 2017 08:15 AM |

The 2017 Michael Murphy Memorial Poetry Prize has been awarded to Rebecca Perry for her collection Beauty/Beauty (Bloodaxe Books, 2015)

The judges said

we were impressed by the book's refreshing ambition and sophistication, its liveliness and bounce, and how rewarding the poems were as we read and re-read them.


Rebecca Perry was born in London and graduated from Manchester's Centre for New Writing in 2008. She currently works in publishing in London. Beauty/Beauty is a Poetry Book Selection and was also shortlisted for the 2015 T.S. Eliot Prize and the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize.

Rebecca will receive her £1000 prize at the English Association's Annual General Meeting on 23rd May 2018 at the British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London.

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