Marion McCready wins Melita Hume Poetry Prize

The Melita Hume Prize for Poetry
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Marion McCready’s Tree Language has prevailed as winner of this year’s Melita Hume Poetry Prize. Described as ‘incredibly dark and ‘rich and bloody’ by judge Jon Stone, Tree Language has triumphed amongst competition of ‘quality that speaks to years of dedication’.

The prize was established in support of emerging young writers, offering £1,000 as well as publication with Eyewear. McCready’s winning collection is due for release in spring 2014, promising a ‘disconcertingly potent work with a sharp and distinctive flavour’.

In discussion of the New Writers Award recipient’s recent success, Eyewear publisher Todd Swift noted, 'We are thrilled to be publishing Marion in 2014. Tree Language is an extraordinary collection from a debut poet of rare ability and vision. This collection is a real find and I am ecstatic that through the Melita Hume Prize we are able to celebrate such a strong talent.'