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Hamish Canham Prize

Hamish Canham Prize

Ian Humphreys has been announced as the winner of the Poetry Society’s Hamish Canham Prize 2016 with his poem ‘Zebra on East 55th and 3rd’.

“Several members of the panel selected it as their first choice in a strong field,” said Carole Satyamurti, who led the judging panel. “I love the way the poem vividly evokes a particular urban environment and then places a surreal event within it.  I also like the way the poem makes one think of other overlooked misfits, without labouring the point.”

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