Date: 4 November 2015
A poetry collection written by English and Creative Writing student Abigail Zammit called Portrait of a Woman with Sea Urchin has won second prize in the SPM Publications Poetry Book Competition 2014/15. Part of the prize means that the collection will be published in November with a launch event that will take place in London on 12th December.
The judges, Bob Beagrie & Andy Willoughby, wrote that 'Portrait of a Woman with Sea Urchin is a sensual and passionate collection, it makes the language sing and the author shows a keen eye for focused detail that moves beyond mere picture-making into layers of symbolism and metamorphosis. The author displays a capacity for speaking through masks, shifting personae without losing a coherent sense of voice.'
Associated departments and research centres: English and Creative Writing