Mimi Khalvati was a co-winner with David Morley of the 1989 Book & Pamphlet Competition with Persian Miniatures.
Since then, she has published eight collections with Carcanet Press, including The Meanest Flower (2007), which was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, a Financial Times Book of the Year and shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize. Her collection, Child: New and Selected Poems 1991-2011 was a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation and her most recent book, The Weather Wheel (2014), a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and a Book of the Year in The Independent.
Mimi is the founder of The Poetry School, where she teaches, and co-editor of three anthologies of new writing from The Poetry School published by Enitharmon Press. She has held fellowships with the Royal Literary Fund, the International Writing Program in Iowa and was Poet in Residence at The Royal Mail. Her awards include a Cholmondeley Award from the Society of Authors, a major Arts Council Award and she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.