The Michael Marks Awards celebrates the poetry pamphlet as a format which supports poets published in the UK to develop and to continue creating. Established in 2009, the annual awards include prizes for Poetry Pamphlet, Publisher, Illustration and Environmental Poet of the Year.
The 2021 Awards were held on Tuesday 7th December 2021, in an online-only event, which you can still watch online
We were delighted to announce the winners as follows:
2021: Gboyega Odubanjo, Aunty Uncle Poems (Smith|Doorstop)
2020: Paul Muldoon, Binge (The Lifeboat)
2019: Rowan Evans, The Last Verses of Beccán (Guillemot Press)
2018: Carol Rumens, Bezdelki (Emma Press)
2017: Charlotte Wetton, I Refuse to Turn into a Hatstand (Calder Valley Poetry)
2016: Richard Scott, Wound (The Rialto)
2015: Gill McEvoy, The First Telling (HappenStance)
2014: Laura Scott, What I Saw (The Rialto)
2013: David Clarke, Gaud (Flarestack Poets)
2012: Róisín Tierney, Dream Endings (Rack Press)
2011: James McGonigal, Cloud Pibroch (Mariscat)
2010: Selima Hill, Advice on Wearing Animal Prints (Flarestack Poets)
2009: Elizabeth Burns, The Shortest Days: elegies im DGB and PGH (Galdragon Press)
2020: Broken sleep Books
2019: Verve Poetry Press
2018: Guillemot Press
2017: Smith Doorstop (The Poetry Business)
2016: The Emma Press
2013: Flarestack Poets
2012: Smith Doorstop (The Poetry Business)
2021: Katy Alston, Fan-peckled (Jean Atkin) Fairacre Press
2020: Jamie McKendrick, The Years (Jamie McKendrick) Arc Publications
2018: Chris Routledge, Carousel (Chris Routledge and Rebecca Goss) Guillemot Press
2018: PR, Zi-Zi Taah Taah Taah: The Song of the Willow Tit (Steve Ely) Wild West Press.
2017: Rose Ferraby, The Tender Map (Melanie Challenger) Guillemot Press.
2016: Mairead Dunne, The Clearing (Luke Thompson), Atlantic Press.
2015: Mat Osmond, Deadman and Hare 1: Fly Sings, Strandline Books.
Poetry in a Celtic Language Award
2020: Rhys Iorwerth, Carthen Denau (Cyhoeddiadau’r Stamp)
2019: Morgan Owen, moroedd/dŵr (Cyhoeddiadau’r Stamp)