30 APRIL 2015
EYEWEAR PUBLISHING ANNOUNCE 12-STRONG SHORTLIST FOR THE MELITA HUME POETRY PRIZE 2015
London indie press Eyewear Publishing is delighted to announce its shortlist of 12 finalists for the Melita Hume Poetry Prize. The list of seven women and five men includes poets from all corners of Ireland and the UK, writing in a variety of styles, from the performance-based to the experimental.
Judged in 2015 by award-winning Faber poet Toby Martinez de las Rivas (Terror, 2014), this prestigious prize continues to break new ground in its search for the best first full-length collection by a UK or Irish writer aged 35 or below.
The 12 poets shortlisted are:
Michael Naghten Shanks
The winner of the Melita Hume Poetry Prize 2015 will be announced in June, and presented with their prize at an Eyewear Publishing reception held afterwards at the London Review Bookshop.