Monthly Archives: April 2021

RIP Anthony Thwaite

It was with great sadness that we learned of Anthony Thwaite’s death, age 90, on April 22, 2021. Mr Thwaite, a distinguished poet, editor and critic, judged the tenth annual Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize for us in 2015, and flew to Washington D.C. to present the prize to its winner, Jaimee Hills, and to read alongside her in the city’s Folger Shakespeare Library — a memorable and well-attended occasion. Our condolences go to his wife Anne and their four daughters.

To read a full obituary, please click on this link: Eric Homberger’s obituary of Anthony Thwaite, The Guardian, 23.4.21

16th Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize Results Announced

To see the results of the 16th Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize, announced in March 2021, with sample poems by, and biographical notes about most of the poets who reached the contest’s final stages, please click