Our poets have won or been shortlisted for almost every major poetry prize, including the Forward Prize on 11 occasions and 10 Poetry Book Society awards, and In both 2012 and 2017 The Poetry Business won the Michael Marks Award for Pamphlet Publishers. Andrew Motion described The Poetry Business as “one of the most vital and vitalising literary organisations in the country”.

In the Press

  • Poetry presses thrive as readers turn to verse in straitened economic times – (The Bookseller)
  • How readers saved The Poetry Business in Sheffield after funding emergency (The Sheffield Star)
  • Sheffield Anthology pays tribute to steel city (University of Sheffield press release)
  • Poem: The Hangman’s Heart by Blake Morrison (The Telegraph)
  • Assay Office Hosts the City’s Silver Anniversary Poetry Awards (The Assay Office press release)
  • Interview with Peter Sansom (Sphinx magazine)
  • Smith|Doorstop Poets Shortlisted for Forward (Poetry Business press release)
  • I urge Kirklees Council to rethink Poetry Business policy – Andrew Motion (The Huddersfield Examiner)