The 2015 Michael Marks Awards, organized by the wonderful Wordsworth Trust, have just announced their shortlist. Very pleased to see Anja Konig there, who I had the pleasure of meeting and reading with in New York last year. Also good to see Peter Riley whose The Ascent of Kinder Scout seems to have had a major impact on many a poet. Also on the shortlist are Gill McEvoy, David Tait and Alan Jenkins, whose pamphlets I need to read...

The publisher's awards is a mixture of relative newcomers to the pamphlet scene (Eyewear Publishing, The Emma Press) and veterans (Mariscat Press, Smith Doorstop).