Laura and Warda Shortlisted for Women Poets’ Prize
Squad grads Warda Yassin and Laura Potts have both been shortlisted for this year’s Women Poets’ Prize. Launched in 2018 by TLC’s Rebecca Swift Foundation, the prize is awarded once every two years to three women poets. Each winner is carefully matched with a poetry mentor and offered pastoral coaching, facilitating a holistic body of support that nurtures craft and personal wellbeing in equal measure. The Prize also offers a programme of support and creative professional development opportunities with the Foundation’s partners: Faber and Faber, The Literary Consultancy, RADA, City Lit, Verve Festival, Bath Spa University, and The Poetry School. In addition to these opportunities which constitute the Women Poets’ Prize professional grant, each successful poet receives a cash bursary of £1,000.