The 2005 Callum Macdonald Memorial Award has been won by Gill McConnell for her poetry pamphlet Garden Party, published by Woodburn Press. One one of the most sought-after prizes in Scottish poetry pamphlet publishing, the award is presented annually by the National Library of Scotland, and this year attracted its highest level of entries.
Gill McConnell, who also designed and illustrated her pamphlet, was presented with the top prize of £500 and the Callum Macdonald Quaich at a ceremony in the Library on Thursday 19 May. Joint runners up were Jim Carruth, for Bovine Pastoral (published by Ludovic Press), and Hamish Whyte, for Passage/An Pasaiste by James McGonigal (Mariscat Press). All entries submitted will join the Library's collection of contemporary Scottish poetry pamphlets.
Read details of the shortlisted entries for 2005 in our press release.
26 May 2005