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Encyclopedia > Cholmondeley Award

The Cholmondeley Award is given by the Society of Authors for poetry. Awards are made annually to honour distinguished poets, from a fund endowed by the late Dowager Marchioness of Cholmondeley in 1966. Since 1991 the award has been made to four poets each year, to the total value of £8000. The Society of Authors (UK) was founded in 1884 to protect the rights of writers and fight to retain those rights (with particular attention to copyright protection and, later, the establishment of Public Lending Right. ... Poetry (ancient Greek: ποιεω (poieo) = I create) is traditionally a written art form (although there is also an ancient and modern poetry which relies mainly upon oral or pictorial representations) in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content. ... 1991 (MCMXCI in Roman) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The pound sterling is the official currency of the United Kingdom (UK). ...


Notable winners

Stevie Smith was a British poet and radio personality (September 20, 1902 - March 7, 1971). ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link goes to calendar) // Events January January 1 - In a coup, Colonel Jean-Bédel Bokassa ousts president David Dacko and takes over the Central African Republic. ... Seamus Heaney Seamus Justin Heaney (b. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tony Harrison (born April 30, 1937) is an English poet. ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... Philip Arthur Larkin (August 9, 1922 – December 2, 1985) was an English poet, novelist and jazz critic. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Charles Causley (August 24, 1917 – November 4, 2003) was a Cornish poet and writer. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). ... Jenny Joseph (born 7 May 1932) is one of the UKs foremost living poets. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Dannie Abse (really Daniel Abse, born September 22, 1923) is a British poet and writer. ... This article is about the year. ... Wendy Cope (born 1945) is a contemporary British poet. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sir Kingsley William Amis (April 16, 1922 – October 22, 1995) was an English novelist, poet, critic, and teacher. ... This article is about the year. ... Carol Ann Duffy (born December 23, 1955) is a British poet born in Glasgow, Scotland. ... 1992 (MCMXCII in Roman) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Thomas Allen Munro Curnow (1911-2001) was a New Zealand poet and journalist. ... 1992 (MCMXCII in Roman) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Elizabeth Jennings (born 1926) is an English poet, noted for her clarity of style and simplicity of literary approach. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV in Roman) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Tony Curtis in the 1950s Tony Curtis in the 1990s Tony Curtis is the stage name of Bernard Schwartz (born 3 June 1925 in the Bronx, New York). ... 1997 (MCMXCVII in Roman) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Roger McGough OBE (born November 9, 1937) is a well-known British performance poet. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... Moniza Alvi (born 1954) is a Pakistani-British poet and writer. ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Brian Patten (photo by Hugo Glendinning) Brian Patten (born 7 February 1946, Liverpool) is a British poet, born in a working-class neighbourhood near the docks. ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... John Agard (born June 21, 1949) is a playwright, poet, and childrens writer from British Guiana, who moved to England in 1977. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Society of Authors Awards page
  • Complete list of past winners
  • Information from recent years

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Poetry workshop | Guardian Unlimited Books (984 words)
His awards include a Cholmondeley award and an Arts Council Writers' award and he has held residencies at the University of East Anglia, the South Bank Centre, and the National Library for the Blind.
She has won many awards for her poetry, and is the editor of Poetry Review.
Carol Rumens is the author of 14 collections of poems, has received the Cholmondeley Award and the Prudence Farmer Prize, and is professor in creative writing at the University of Wales.
Seamus Heaney Wins Truman Capote Award For Literary Criticism - University News Service - The University of Iowa (723 words)
The $50,000 Capote Award, the largest annual cash prize for literary criticism in the English language, is administered for the Truman Capote Estate by the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop.
Past winners of the Capote Award have been British scholar P.N. Fairbank, Helen Vendler of Harvard University, John Felstiner of Stanford University, John Kerrigan of Cambridge University, pianist/scholar Charles Rosen of the University of Chicago, Elaine Scarry and Philip Fisher of Harvard University, Malcolm Bowie of Oxford University and Declan Kiberd of University College, Dublin.
Newton Arvin, in whose memory the award was established, was one of the critics Capote admired.
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