We are very pleased to announce the shortlists for the 2020 Keats-Shelley Poetry and Essay Prize. Congratulations to all the entrants - the standard was higher than ever this year. A special round of applause to the six finalists.
The three poems were chosen by our Poetry Judges, Professor Deryn Rees-Jones and Will Kemp. The essays were selected by Professors Sharon Ruston and Simon Bainbridge. The final selection will be made by 2020’s Prize Chair, Simon Barnes.
In the absence of our annual Keats-Shelley Awards Ceremony, the results will be announced online - on Twitter, Facebook and our website - on 27th April. Please keep an eye on all of these for further details. We hope to be able to celebrate the 2020 Prize with all our shortlisted writers at a safer and happier time for all.
Emma Simon, The Visitors cloud_downloadRead Poem
Jill Sharp, Cemetery crow cloud_downloadRead Poem
Pascale Petit, Indian Paradise Flycatcher cloud_downloadRead Poem
Sarah Doyle, 'Four Seasons fill the measure of the year: Romantic Meteorology' cloud_downloadRead Essay
Rosie Whitcombe, 'Connection, Consolation, and the Power of Distance in the Letters of John Keats ' cloud_downloadRead Essay
Andrej Gregus, 'Sublimity in the poetry of William Wordsworth and Percy Bysshe Shelley' cloud_downloadRead Essay