The Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets were established in 2009 to promote the pamphlet form and to enable poets and publishers both to develop and to continue creating. Since then, they have grown to include four awards, which in 2023 are for ‘Poetry Pamphlet’, ‘Publisher’, ‘Illustration’ and ‘Environmental Poet of the Year’, carrying prizes of up to £5,000, and awarding places on the Michael Marks Poets in Residence Program in Greece.

The Awards are made possible with the generous support of the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, and through partnerships between the British Library, the Wordsworth Trust, The TLS and the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies, and in association with the National Library of Wales and the National Library of Scotland.



Find out more about the history and ethos of the Awards