Every Little Sound by UEA alumnus Ruby Robinson has been shortlisted for this year’s Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection, which is worth £5,000 to the winner. Ruby (pictured) was born in Manchester in 1985 and gained a BA in English Literature from UEA in 2006, when she completed a dissertation in Creative Writing. Subsequently she joined the MA in Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University, where she won the Ictus Prize for poetry. Her poems have appeared in The Poetry Review, Poetry (Chicago) and elsewhere. Every Little Sound was published by Pavilion Poetry earlier this year. The winner of last year’s Felix Dennis Prize was UEA alumna Mona Arshi (MA 2011). This year’s winner will be announced at the Forward Prizes for Poetry event at the Royal Festival Hall on 20 September.