Meghan Purvis wins The Times Stephen Spender Prize
UEA writer Meghan Purvis has been announced as the winner of the 2011 Times Stephen Spender Prize for poetry in translation. Meghan came to England from Fresno, UEA, to take the Creative Writing Prose MA at UEA in 2005 and completed her PhD in Creative and Critical Writing this year under the supervision of George Szirtes and Jean Boase-Beier. She won the Open category of the competition for her translation of 'The Collar' from 'Beowulf'. Her translation of 'Modthryth', also from Beowulf, was commended for the prize, as was a translation of Osip Mandelsam's 'Tristia' by Sam Riviere, who is also completing a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at UEA.