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W. N. Herbert, a Cholmondeley Award winner 2014

The Cholmondeley Awards for Poets

The Cholmondeley Awards for Poets were founded by the late Dowager Marchioness of Cholmondeley in 1966 to recognise the achievement and distinction of individual poets.


  • They are honorary awards and submissions are not accepted
  • The recipients are chosen by the Awards Committee for their general body of work and contribution to poetry.

The 2014 Awards

Winners: W.N. Herbert, Jeremy Hooker, John James, Glynn Maxwell and Denise Riley. Each received £1,500.

Judges: Mimi Khalvati, Ian Patterson, Fiona Sampson, and Michael Symmons Roberts.

Pictured left: Denise Riley with A.L. Kennedy, who presented the Authors' Awards 2014.



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