Jack Thacker wins Charles Causley International Poetry Competition
2 February 2017
Jack Thacker won first prize in the 2016 Charles Causley International Poetry Competition with his poem The Load. Chair of the Judges Sir Andrew Motion commented: "Making my final decision about the poetry prize, I wanted to balance my admiration for risk and the spirit of adventure with my liking for poems that obey their own laws of organisation. I felt The Load managed to get the best of both these worlds, and in the process to achieve something at once clear and suggestive". The Department sends its warmest congratulations to Jack on his prestigious prize.