30/06/2017

Sandeep Parmar wins Ledbury Forte Poetry Prize

Eidolon, the second poetry collection by UEA alumna Sandeep Parmar, has won the inaugural £5,000 Ledbury Forte Poetry Prize. It was published by Shearsman Books in 2015. 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.

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