The Laurel Prize 2023 – winners!
UK Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage, and the Poetry School, are delighted to announce the winners of the annual nature and ecopoetry prize, The Laurel Prize.
The Laurel Prize is funded by Simon Armitage’s Laureate’s honorarium, which he receives annually from the King, and the prize is run by the Poetry School. It is awarded to the best collection of environmental or nature poetry published that year. The Laurel Prize 2023 was judged by the poets Pascale Petit (Chair), Nick Laird, and Journalist & Presenter Reeta Chakrabarti.
Announced in August 2023, the longlist follows (in no particular order) in the graphics below.