Robert Graves Poetry Prize – New Judge Announced

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Bridget Minamore has joined the judging panel for the Robert Graves Poetry Prize 2020.

Bridget is a British-Ghanaian poet, critic, dramaturg, teacher, and journalist, and a regular contributor to The Guardian about theatre. She was also chosen as one of Speaking Volumes’ 40 Stars of Black British Literature, has read her work internationally, and is the co-lead tutor for the Roundhouse Poetry Collective. Bridget said: ‘The poem is a form that both distils and expands, that gets to heart of things while finding new meaning in the ordinary and the extraordinary. Poetry has long been something I consider both joyous and life-changing, especially new work, which has the potential to surprise like nothing else.’

We really look forward to working with Bridget and hearing her choices for the winning Prize poems. She joins judges, Paul O’Prey and Peter Straus [image credit: Theo Ndlovu].


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