Poetry News

Costa Prizes Announced

By Harriet Staff

Carol Ann Duffy won the Costa Poetry Prize and Matthew Hollis won best biography for his book on Edward Thomas.

From this BBC article:

Poet and debut biographer Matthew Hollis beat off stiff competition from Claire Tomalin's best-selling life of Charles Dickens to win best biography.

His book is about the war poet, Edward Thomas, who died in battle in 1917.

Now All Roads Leads to France: The Last Years of Edward Thomas focuses on the Welsh poet's final five years, particularly his friendship with American poet Robert Frost.

Duffy won the poetry category for her latest collection, The Bees, her first since being appointed Poet Laureate in 2009.

For more on Hollis' book, check this out.

Originally Published: January 4th, 2012