Five poems by current UEA student April Yee have been shortlisted for the international Manchester Poetry Prize, the UK’s biggest award for unpublished writing. April (pictured) is a writer and translator, currently completing the MA in Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) as this year’s Malcolm Bradbury Memorial Scholar. Her work has been published in Salon, The Times Literary Supplement, and Ploughshares online. She reported in more than a dozen countries before moving to London, where she is a National Book Critics Circle Fellow, a Ledbury Poetry Critic, and a Refugee Journalism Project mentor. In 2021, she was editor-in-residence at The Georgia Review, the Community of Writers’ Lucille Clifton Memorial Scholar, and listed for the Fitzcarraldo Essay Prize, the Alpine Fellowship, the Women’s Prize Trust’s Discoveries, and the Deborah Rogers Foundation Writers Award. The winner of the Manchester Poetry Prize will be announced in 26 May.