The Geoffrey Dearmer Prize

The Geoffrey Dearmer Prize was established in memory of Geoffrey Dearmer, who at 103 was the Society’s oldest member. It is awarded, through the generosity of the Dearmer family, to honour this noted World War One poet. Poetry Review is extremely grateful to the Dearmer family. By establishing an endowment fund, the Dearmer family has enabled the Poetry Society to award an annual prize to the best Poetry Review poem written by a poet who doesn’t yet have a full collection.

Former editor Peter Forbes describes the impact of this award: "It is hard work for a young poet to get established, it takes a long, long time. When somebody is named as the poet of the year people can't help but notice."

Click the years to the right to read the winning poems.