We're thrilled to announce that John Glenday's poetry collection, The Golden Mean, has won the 2016 Roehampton Poetry Prize.

The prize is given annually for the best poetry collection of the year written by a poet of any nationality who is currently living in the UK. It is judged exclusively by poets. The 2016 Prize is judged by poets Mimi Khalvati and Ruth Padel, and chaired by Professor David Harsent, who also serves as Chair of the Roehampton Poetry Centre. 

Professor David Harsent said: “The poems in John Glenday’s collection have a sharp immediacy allied to a tense, lyric line. His spiritual response to a closely-observed world is given by means of a hardness of image and a stringent music that endows these often troubling poems with real edge.”

Read 'My Mother’s Favourite Flower'


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