15/06/2017

Sandeep Parmar and Sam Riviere shortlisted for Ledbury Forte Poetry Prize

Two UEA alumni have been shortlisted for the inaugural £5,000 Ledbury Forte Poetry Prize, which celebrates second poetry collections. Sandeep Parmar is nominated for Eidolon (Shearsman Books) and Sam Riviere for Kim Kardashian’s Marriage (Faber & Faber). Sandeep (pictured) graduated from the MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) at UEA in 2003 and gained a PhD in English Literature from University College London in 2008. She edited The Collected Poems of Hope Mirrlees in 2011 and The Selected Poems of Nancy Cunard in 2016. Her study Reading Mina Loy’s Autobiographies was published in 2014, and she is the author of one other collection of poetry, The Marble Orchard, published in 2012. She is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Liverpool and was an AHRC/BBC New Generation Thinker in 2015. Sam gained an MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway before completing his PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at UEA in 2013. His debut collection 81 Austerities was published by Faber in 2012 and won the Forward / Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection. He received an Eric Gregory Award in 2009, and in 2010 was selected for the Faber New Poets scheme while also being commended for the 2010 National Poetry Competition. A pamphlet of poems, Standard Twin Fantasy, was published in 2014, and he will appear in Penguin Modern Poets 5 with Frederick Seidel and Kathryn Maris later this year. The winner of the Ledbury Forte Poetry Prize will be announced at the launch of this year’s Ledbury Poetry Festival 30th June 2017

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