Joe Carrick-Varty wins Eric Gregory poetry prize

Joe Carrick-Varty, an alumnus of the Centre for New Writing at The University of Manchester, has scooped the Eric Gregory Award recognising a collection of poetry from a poet aged 30 or below.  

The prize was presented to Carrick-Varty and six other Eric Gregory recipients at the Society of Authors Awards by Lemn Sissay and Joanne Harris at Southwark Cathedral this month. 

Carrick-Varty's work Sky Doc was recognised by the Society. 

This is the latest accolade for the poet. His previous work Somewhere Far was a New Poetr Prize-winner, awarded by The Poetry Business in 2018, and in 2019 he was selected by Poetry Ireland as one of Ireland’s emerging poets. 

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