Dumfries publisher wins poetry pamphlet award

A volume of poetry by Hugh McMillan has won the 2009 Callum Macdonald Memorial Award for pamphlet poetry publishing in Scotland.

'Postcards from the Hedge' is published in Dumfries by Roncadora Press. Publisher Hugh Bryden received his prize of £750 and the Callum Macdonald Memorial Quaich in a ceremony at the National Library of Scotland.

The runner-up publications in this year's competition are:

  • 'Ring O'Sangs' by Mary Johnston, published in Bonnyrigg by Poetry Monthly
  • 'Sky Blue Notebook from the Pyrenees' by Jayne Wilding, published in Dunbar by Calder Wood Press.

Presenting the awards were National Librarian Martyn Wade and Lady Marks on behalf of the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, which supports the award. Based on the success of the NLS competition, it is now also supporting a UK-wide version launched by the British Library.

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4 June 2009



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