Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hill wins Truman Capote Award for Collected Critical Writings

April is not the cruelest month for some, and in the US it's National Poetry Month.  It has been a rewarding month for Geoffrey Hill who just won the Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism.  Not only that, but some people see him as the next Poet Laureate. 

University of Iowa News Services, "Geoffrey Hill wins 2009 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism," (April 15, 2009).

On the Laureateship:
Sarah Knapton, "Seamus Heaney backs Geoffrey Hill for Poet Laureate," Telegraph (April 13, 2009).
Alison Flood, "Duffy is hottest tip for poet laureate," Guardian (February 25, 2009).
"The search for Andrew Motion's successor," Poetry Society (Spring 2009).