Lavinia Greenlaw wins Ted Hughes Award 2011

The Ted Hughes Award 2011 goes to Lavinia Greenlaw for her sound installation "Audio Obscura"

Official Ted Hughes Poetry Award logo; Crow (c) Estate of Leonard Baskin

Official Ted Hughes Poetry Award logo; Crow © Estate of Leonard Baskin

The judges of the Ted Hughes Award, Edmund de Waal, Sarah Maguire and Michael Symmons Roberts, have presented the 2011 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry to Lavinia Greenlaw for her sound installation "Audio Obscura".

The shortlist included Simon Armitage for Black Roses: The Killing of Sophie Lancaster, Julia Copus for Ghost Lines, Robert Crawford for Simonides, Andrew Motion for Laurels and Donkeys and Christopher Reid for Airs and Ditties of No Man's Land.

The Poetry Society website has more details.

Here is a link to the original press release of the Poetry Society (PDF) and here is a link to an article in The Guardian.