Charles Causley is acknowledged as one of the very finest Twentieth Century English poets. His poetic reputation was worldwide and brought him many awards, among them The Queen’s Gold Medal and The Ingersoll/TS Eliot Award. He received the Hon DLitt from the University of Exeter, where his archive is now held. He was made a CBE in 1986 and a Royal Society of Literature Companion of Literature in 2000.

The competition is open to international applicants and carries a $5000 first prize. 

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