UEA Professor of Poetry Tiffany Atkinson has been announced as the recipient of a Cholmondeley Award for Poetry by the Society of Authors. The Cholmondeley Awards were founded by the late Dowager Marchioness of Cholmondeley to recognise the achievement and distinction of individual poets. Recipients are chosen by the Awards Committee for their general body of work and contribution to poetry. Tiffany (pictured) was born in Berlin and lived for many years in Wales, where she gained a PhD in Critical Theory at Cardiff University before joining the faculty at Aberystwyth University. She won the Cardiff Academi International Poetry Competition in 2001. Her first collection, Kink and Particle (Seren 2006), was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. It won the Jerwood Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and was shortlisted for the Glen Dimplex New Writers Award. Catulla et al (Bloodaxe 2011) was shortlisted for the Roland Mathias Poetry Award (Wales Book of the Year) in 2012 and was a TLS Book of the Year. So Many Moving Parts (Bloodaxe 2014) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and the winner of the Roland Mathias Poetry Award (Wales Book of the Year) in 2015. Her most recent collection, Lumen, was published by Bloodaxe in 2021 and includes a sequence that won the 2014 Medicine Unboxed Prize. It was a Poetry Book Society Choice. Tiffany is also the editor of The Body: A Reader, published in 2003.