Join us at the ArtReview Bar, where Lavinia Greenlaw and Kayo Chingonyi will announce the winner of our 2018 Poet’s Prize.
The Poet’s Prize was founded in 2017 with support from Jerwood Charitable Foundation, and is for English-language poets who are at the crucial stage of creating their debut pamphlet or collection. The winning poet will receive a financial reward of £1700, expert, personalised professional and editorial advice, and publication of their entry in The White Review.
6 December / Doors open 6.30pm / Prize winner announced 7.30pm / RSVP via Eventbrite
ArtReview Bar, 1 Honduras Street, London EC1Y 0TH
This year’s Poet’s Prize is judged by Anne Boyer, Kayo Chingonyi and Lavinia Greenlaw.
Anne Boyer’s poetry books include The Romance of Happy Workers, My Common Heart, and the 2016 CLMP award-winning Garments Against Women. Her newest book is a collection of essays and fables called A Handbook of Disappointed Fate. Boyer is the winner of the 2018 Cy Twombly Award for Poetry from the Foundation for Contemporary Art and a 2018 Whiting Award in nonfiction and poetry. She is the Judith E. Wilson Poetry fellow at Cambridge University for 2018-2019.
Kayo Chingonyi is poetry editor at THE WHITE REVIEW. He is a fellow of the Complete Works programme for diversity and quality in British Poetry and the author of two pamphlets, Some Bright Elegance (Salt, 2012) and The Colour of James Brown’s Scream (Akashic, 2016). His first full-length collection, Kumukanda, was published in June 2017 by Chatto & Windus. He was awarded the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize and has completed residencies with Kingston University, Cove Park, First Story, The Nuffield Council on Bioethics, and Royal Holloway University of London in partnership with Counterpoints Arts. He was Associate Poet at the Institute of Contemporary Arts from Autumn 2015 to Spring 2016 and co-edited issue 62 of Magma Poetry and the Autumn 2016 edition of The Poetry Review. Kayo is also an emcee, producer, and DJ and regularly collaborates with musicians and composers both as a poet and a lyricist. He holds down a fortnightly show on Netil Radio called Keep It 100 which is a celebration of groove and feeling in music spanning from rockabilly ditties to afrobeats (with regular forays into R&B, Hip Hop, and House).
Lavinia Greenlaw’s poetry includes Minsk and The Casual Perfect. Her next collection, The Built Moment, will be published in Spring 2019. Her awards include NESTA and Wellcome fellowships, given for her work on vision, memory, landscape and light. Her immersive soundwork, Audio Obscura, an exploration of arrested perception, won the 2011 Ted Hughes Award. In 2016, she wrote and directed a short film, The Sea is an Edge and an Ending, a study of the impact of dementia on our sense of time and place. She is Professor of Creative Writing at Royal Holloway. Her other work includes Questions of Travel: William Morris in Iceland and The Importance of Music to Girls, and the novel In the City of Love’s Sleep.