Poetry Book Awards

Founded in Pontypridd, South Wales the international ‘Poetry Book Awards’ gives self published writers and small indie press authors a chance to gain recognition in the competitive, and often snobby, world of poetry publishing.

After much soul searching, Welsh poet Dave Lewis, has managed to whittle down the 2020 entries in the inaugural ‘Poetry Book Awards’ to the following 24 books – all of which are just fab and well worth buying, so please click the links and grab yourself a great poetry book!

Longlist (in no particular order)

Arthur Allen  – The Nurseryman

Chrissy Banks – The Uninvited

Jackie Biggs – Breakfast in Bed

Ian Royce Chamberlain – Not Forgotten

David J Costello – Heft

Anne Walsh Donnelly – The Woman with an Owl Tattoo

Rory Duffy – Guide to the items recovered from the stomach of the last wild whale

Marc Goldfinger – Heroin’s Harbour

Lucy Ingrams – Light-fall

Phoebe Kalid – Everything’s Great And I’m Still Dying

Ewan Lawrie –  Last night I met John Adcock

Simon Maddrell – Throatbone

Antony Mair – Let the wounded speak

Mike McNamara – Dialling A Starless Past

Kathy Miles – Gardening With Deer

Marie Naughton – A Life, Elsewhere

Elizabeth Ridout – Summon

Gareth Alun Roberts – What’s Not Wasted

Roxanna – Me, She & Her

Derek Sellen – The Other Guernica

Jocelyn Simms – Tickling the Dragon

Ruth Stacey – I, Ursula

Mariah Whelan – the love I do to you

James Winder – The History of Eternity

The shortlist of 10 books will be announced in October on our website, with the Top 3 in November.

For more information – www.poetrybookawards.co.uk

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