The Poetry Book Awards is an annual, international book award given to the best poetry books produced by indie writers, self published authors or books published by small, truly independent presses.


Congratulations to Jenny Mitchell  who wins the International Poetry Book Awards 2021.

The contest organisers have announced the winners of their prestigious contest, judged by Welsh poet Mike Jenkins, and the overall winner was Jenny Mitchell for her book Map Of A Plantation.

The winners were as follows:
1st Prize  – MAP OF A PLANTATION – Jenny Mitchell, London, England
2nd Prize  – ALCHEMYFiona Perry, Oxford, England
3rd Prize  – BONE HOUSEKathy Miles, Aberaeron, Wales

Judges’ comments, shortlist and full details can be viewed here.


We hope to launch the 2022 contest on 1st March 2022.


After many years of finding and promoting outstanding poets through the International Welsh Poetry Competition we now aim to bring further recognition to those writers that have produced a book-length collection of their work and hope to heighten a poet’s profile by offering this new award.

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