Cath Drake’s Debut longlisted for The Laurel Prize

14 September 2021 - 10:10am

Cath Drake’s Debut longlisted for The Laurel Prize

14 September 2021 - 10:10am

We’re delighted that Cath Drake’s debut collection The Shaking City has been longlisted for The Laurel Prize 2021. 

Set up by UK poet laureate Simon Armitage in association with the Poetry School, The Laurel Prize is awarded annually for the best collection of nature or environmental poetry to highlight the climate crisis and raise awareness of the challenges our planet is facing, and potential solutions for saving it. 

The 2021 award is judged by poets Maura Dooley (Chair) and Imtiaz Dharker and ClientEarth Founder, Lawyer and poet James Thornton. The winner will be announced in a ceremony at The Yorkshire Sculpture Park on Friday October 8 2021. A programme of readings and workshops will be announced soon. 

The full longlist is as follows: 

Ricky Ray The Sound of the Earth Singing to Herself (Fly on the Wall Press)
Sean Hewitt Tongues of Fire (Penguin)
Ash Davida Jane How to Live with Mammals (Victoria University Press)
Anja Konig Animal Experiments (Bad Betty Press)
Tim Cresswell Plastiglomerate (Penned in the Margins)
John Kinsella Brimstone (Arc Publications)
Rasiqra Revulva Cephalography (Wolsak & Wyn)
Kristen Lang Earth Dwellers (Giramondo Publishing)
Cath Drake The Shaking City (Seren Books)
Gregory Leadbetter Maskwork (Nine Arch Press)
Jen Hadfield The Stone Age (Picador)
Will Burns Country Music (Offroad Books)
J R Carpenter This is a Picture of Wind (Longbarrow Press)
Kirsten Luckins Passerine (Bad Betty Press)
Daisy Lafarge Life without Air (Granta)
Natalie Diaz Postcolonial Love Poem (Graywolf Press)
Thomas A Clark The Threadbare Coat (Carcanet)
Barbara Kingsolver How to Fly (Faber)
Sean Borodale Inmates (Penguin)
Dom Bury Rite of Passage (Bloodaxe)

Congratulations to all those on the longlist, including 100 Poems to Save the Earth contributors Sean Hewitt,  John Kinsella, Jen Hadfield and Dom Bury.

The Shaking City is available on our website: £9.99