We are delighted to welcome Penny Boxall, First Prize winner of this years’ prestigious Women’s Poetry Prize. Cove Park, in partnership with The Poetry Book Society (PBS) and Mslexia will host Penny for a week, allowing her to write and research within a supportive, nurturing context alongside artists of other disciplines, career stages and from all over the world.

Penny Boxall won the 2016 Edwin Morgan Poetry Award with Ship of the Line. She has held residencies at Gladstone’s Library (Wales), Hawthornden Castle (Scotland) and Chateau de Lavigny (Switzerland). Her second collection, Who Goes There?, was published in 2018. She is working on a third collection and her first novel for children. She works at Shandy Hall, Laurence Sterne’s house in the North York Moors. She won the Women’s Poetry Prize for her poem for “A Wedding List”.

The prize is judged by UK Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and alongside this residency, Penny will receive £2,000, a mentorship by PBS Book Selector Sandeep Parmar and publication in Mslexia and the PBS Bulletin.

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