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Picador poetry prize: 10 new voices
"A bold sense of the poem as a vital form" distinguishes the work of the 10 unpublished poets shortlisted for the inaugural Picador poetry prize.

"A bold sense of the poem as a vital form" distinguishes the work of the 10 unpublished poets shortlisted for the inaugural Picador poetry prize, said Don Paterson, the publisher's poetry editor.

Paterson, who is chair of the judges, and himself a notable poet, said he was "delighted" with the quality and variety of entries, which presented "a snapshot of a poetry in terrifically good health".

The winner of the prize will receive an advance and publication on the Picador list alongside stellar names such as Carol Ann Duffy, Sean O'Brien and Kathleen Jamie. The Guardian's online literary editor, Sarah Crown, and poets Jackie Kay and John Stammers are the other judges.

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