The Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry 2020

We are delighted to announce that David Constantine has been awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. the award recognises his significant contribution to the European poetic tradition and to contemporary poetry. Simon Armitage, the Poet Laureate, said: “Above all, David Constantine is a ‘humane’ poet — a word often used in connection with his work, as if in noticing and detailing the ways of the world he is doing so on behalf of all that is best in us”.

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