Poet returns to Keele University to present student prize


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Liz Lefroy

Winning poet Liz Lefroy

Posted on 21 March 2011

A renowned British poet is set to visit Keele University for the inaugural presentation of a prize bearing his name.

Roy Fisher, a former lecturer at Keele University, will present the Roy Fisher Prize for Poetry to postgraduate Creative Writing student Liz Lefroy at the event on Monday, March 28.

The prize has been endowed by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and will be awarded annually during her 10-year Laureateship.

Liz Lefroy’s poetry collection Pretending the Weather has been published as a pamphlet by Long Face Press and will be available for purchase on the night.

There were also two additional awards: a Special Commendation for Keele postgraduate Alex Frisby, and a Commendation for undergraduate Gwen Smith.

The event will take place in the Claus Moser Research Centre from 6.30pm on Monday and the three winning poets will read from their works.

For more information or to book a place at the event, please contact James Sheard on j.r.j.sheard@engl.keele.ac.uk


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