New poet's prize is Harvard residency in Greece

Award leaflet cover

A new prize in an annual publishing competition offers one lucky poet two weeks at a Harvard summer school.

The Callum Macdonald Memorial Award at the National Library of Scotland recognises skill in poetry pamphlet publishing. Each year the winning publisher receives £750 and holds the Callum Macdonald Quaich for 12 months.

This year the poet of the winning pamphlet will be named 'Michael Marks Poet in Residence', and enjoy a two-week residency at Harvard University's prestigious Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies in Greece.

Now in its 11th year, the NLS award is funded by the Michael Marks Charitable Trust and other friends and supporters in memory of literary publisher Callum Macdonald. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 19 May, when all the shortlisted entries will be on display.

Read more in the Harvard residency press release and on the 2011 Callum Macdonald Memorial Award page.

24 February 2011

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