Roland Mathias Prize

11 Apr 2011

The poet Ruth Bidgood has been awarded the Roland Mathias Prize 2011 for her volume  Time Being  (Seren).

Time Being  is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and the poet's 10th collection in a career that spans almost 40 years. Ruth Bidgood avoids sentimentality but not sentiment: an observation can engender joy or sorrow or fear uncluttered by irony. Her descriptions are sharp and memorable, tending to a cool accuracy.


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