Jerwood Foundation
Poetry Fellowships

The inaugural Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships, which reward creatively ambitious and generous poets with three bursaries totalling £45,000, have been awarded to Raymond Antrobus, Jane Commane and Jackie Hagan.

A collaboration between Jerwood Charitable Foundation and Arts Council England, the Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellowships offer a significant new professional development opportunity for poets, made possible through a bequest from Mr Joseph Compton in 1964.

The year-long Fellowships invest in the process and practice of making poetry, rewarding individuals who are making, or are capable of making, a significant contribution to a community of poetry. A distinctive part of the Fellowships is that they provide an open space for poetic practice, with no expectation of published work or performed events as a result of the award.

Over the Fellowship year, the poets will also have access to mentors and critical friends to help realise their vision, as they develop and enhance their practice. The initiative will award three bursaries biennially for three editions between 2017 and 2022.

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