"The British Library, in partnership with the Poetry Book Society and with the generous support of the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, is pleased to present the second year of The Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets. These Awards celebrate the enormous contribution that poets and their pamphlet publishers make to the poetry world and to the wider cultural life of the UK."
There are two Awards worth GBP5,000 each:
The Michael Marks Poetry Award recognises a single outstanding work of poetry published in pamphlet form in the UK during 2009.
The Michael Marks Publishers' Award recognises an outstanding UK publisher of poetry in pamphlet form, based on their 2009 publishing programme.
Winners will be announced at a public Readings and Awards Ceremony held at the British Library on the evening of the 16 June 2010. Tickets will be available from early May 2010