Christian Campbell's book Running the Dusk has been shortlisted for the Forward Poetry Prize for the Best First Book in the UK. Often referred to as the 'Bardic Booker', this is the UK's most valuable annual poetry competition as well as the only major awards that honour both established and up-and-coming poets. Here is the URL for the announcement in the UK Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/jul/20/forward-poetry-prize-shortlist
This a great honour, indeed, and speaks in very powerful ways to the quality of Christian's first book of poetry.
- Alan Bewell