Ginkgo Prize for Ecopoetry: Shortlist Readings

Event start date Jun

Listen to the words of poets shortlisted for the Ginkgo Prize, a major international award for ecopoetry, and see the winners crowned at this exclusive event.

We are joined by this year’s judges, Seán Hewitt, Linda Gregerson and Karen McCarthy Woolf, to present the shortlist and award the prizes.

Every year, the competition awards £8,000 in prize money, provides writers’ residencies for the winners, and supports the development of ecopoetry through a programme of free workshops and a series of incisive essays by leading ecological writers.

The award, initially called the Resurgence Prize, was first presented in 2015. It has been run by the Poetry School since 2017 and was relaunched as the Ginkgo Prize in 2018.

Event Organiser/Organisation
Southbank Centre
Start Date/Time
Wednesday 21 June 2023 at 6pm
End Date/Time
Wednesday 21 June 2023 at 7.30pm
Venue Address
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre SE1 8XX
Event Website
Booking Instructions
£7.50 This event is British Sign Language interpreted (BSL). To book tickets for these services, call our Ticket Office on 020 3879 9555 or email