Sunday, 12 October 2008
Kathryn Simmonds takes Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection
Congratulations to Kathryn Simmonds, who took the Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection for her debut poetry collection, Sunday at the Skin Launderette, on Wednesday night. It's a first for Welsh publishing house Seren, and Kathryn beat off stiff competition from some compelling nominees, among them the excellent Frances Leviston and Paul Batchelor. Kathryn's splendid poem/photography collaboration with David Hurn appears in Issue 80 of New Welsh Review. She's also currently in the running for the Glen Dimplex and Guardian First Book Awards.