Lord Mayor Creative Writing Awards Hrms Homework
There was, throughout the entries, plenty of that on display." The winner of the £10,000 first prize was Judy Brown.
Armitage gave a speech before announcing the winners: "A question often asked when poetry has one of its brief moments in the spotlight is, 'How is poetry doing? The Manchester Poetry Prize is certainly significant; it's one of the biggest in the country already.
And in terms of being honourable, asking for anonymous entries ensures that reputations and allegiances don't enter the equation.
Michelle Kern from New York won the Jeffrey Wainwright Manchester Young Writer of the Year Award.
The runners up were John Wedgwood Clarke, Clive Mc William, Lesley Saunders (who won in 2008) and Jack Underwood.