Jay Bernard receives Ted Hughes Award for new poetry

Jay Bernard, Poet in Residence at the George Padmore Institute (GPI) for 3 months in Autumn 2016, has won the Ted Hughes Award for new work in poetry. Jay won the award for Surge:Side A, a moving and intimate performance at Camden Roundhouse. The show was produced by Speaking Volumes. Surge:Side A was formed out of the poems and essay Jay created during the residency at the GPI when researching archives relating to the New Cross Fire and New Cross Massacre Action Committee. For more information see:

http://poetrysociety.org.uk/news/jay-bernard-wins-the-ted-hughes-award-for-new-work-in-poetry-for-surge-side-a/

Congratulations to Jay from everyone at the GPI!