Released on 24 October 2013.
Griffin International Poetry Prize
Picador poet Rachael Boast's poem Belle Époque has been awarded the first prize. Read the winning poem here.
What's the magic of this poem? Ritual and prophecy play a part. And perhaps prayer too. Of course, poems worth knowing often require an act of homage themselves – 'going/back to the same place until it knows you'.
Rachael Boast's second collection, Pilgrim's Flower, is up against three other collections in the International category of the award.
‘I see poetry as a way of training ourselves to be able to access what we don’t know we know, through language.’ Rachael Boast kicks off our poets on poetry series.