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The Signal Annotations 1994-03The Signal Poetry AwardSignal BooklistsThe Thimble Press

A List of Signal Poetry Award Recipients

[All Books were published in year prior to award date]

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The Signal Poetry Award 1979
(for books published in 1978):

Award Winner:
Ted Hughes: Moon – Bells and Other Poems (Chatto)

Highly commended:

Charles Causley, ed.: The Puffin Book of Salt – Sea Verse (Kestrel/Puffin)

Elizabeth Jennings: After the Ark (Oxford University Press)

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The Signal Poetry Award 1980/81
(for books published in 1979/80): 

No Award

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The Signal Poetry Award 1982
(for books  published in 1981):

Award Winner:
Michael Rosen & Quentin Blake: You Can't Catch Me! (Deutsch)

Highly commended:

Roger McGough, ed.: Strictly Private (Kestrel)

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The Signal Poetry Award 1983 (for books published in 1982):

Seamus Heaney & Ted Hughes, eds.: The Rattle Bag (Faber)

Highly commended:

Charles Causley, ed.: The Sun Dancing (Kestrel)

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The Signal Poetry Award 1984
(for books  published in 1983):

Award Winner:
Roger McGough: Sky in the Pie (Kestrel)

Highly commended:

Michael Rosen & Quentin Blake: Quick, Let's Get Out of Here (Deutsch)

Allan Ahlberg: Please Mrs Butler (Kestrel)

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The Signal Poetry Award 1985
(for books published in 1984):

Award Winner:
Ted Hughes: What is the Truth? A Farmyard Fable for the Young (Faber)

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The Signal Poetry Award 1986
(for books published in 1985):

Award Winner:
Gareth Owen: Song of the City (Fontana Young Lion)

Highly commended:

Naomi Lewis, ed.: Messages (Faber)

Fiona Waters, ed.: Golden Apples (Heinemann)

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The Signal Poetry Award 1987
(for books published in 1986):

Award Winner:
Charles Causley: Early in the Morning (Viking Kestrel)

Special mention:

Christopher Logue, ed.: The Children's Book of Children's Rhymes (Batsford)

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The Signal Poetry Award 1988
(for books published in 1987):

Award Winner:
John Mole: Boo to a Goose (Peterloo Poets)

Special mention:

Raymond Wilson: Daft Davy (Faber)

Anne Harvey, ed.: In Time of War (Blackie)

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The Signal Poetry Award 1989
(for books published in 1988):

Award Winner:
James Berry: When I Dance (Hamish Hamilton)

Highly commended:

Grace Nichols: Come on into My Tropical Garden (A.& C. Black)

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The Signal Poetry Award 1990
(for books published in 1989):

Award Winner:
Allan Ahlberg: Heard it in the Playground (Viking Kestrel)

Highly commended:

Philip Gross: Manifold Manor (Faber)

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The Signal Poetry Award 1991
(for books published in 1990):

Award Winner:
Gerard Benson, ed.: This Poem Doesn't Rhyme (Viking)

Highly commended:

Brian Morse: Picnic on the Moon (Turton & Chambers)

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The Signal Poetry Award 1992
(for books published in 1991):

Award Winner:
Anne Harvey, ed.: Shades of Green (Julia MacRae)

Special mention:

Russell Hoban: The Pedalling Man (Heinemann)

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The Signal Poetry Award 1993
(for books published in 1992):

Award Winner:
Jackie Kay: Two's Company (Blackie)

Highly commended:

Gerard Benson: The Magnificent Callisto (Blackie)

Matthew Sweeney: The Flying Spring Onion (Faber)

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The Signal Poetry Award 1994
(for books published in 1993):

Award Winner:
Philip Gross: All – Nite Café (Faber)

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The Signal Poetry Award 1995
(for books published in 1994):

Award Winner:
Helen Dunmore: Secrets (Bodley Head)

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The Signal Poetry Award 1996
(for books published in 1995):

Award Winner:
Mike Harding: Buns for the Elephants (Viking)

Highly commended:

Christian Morgenstern: Lullabies, Lyrics and Gallows Songs (North – South)

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The Signal Poetry Award 1997
(for books published in 1996):

Award Winner:
Carol Ann Duffy ed.: Stopping for Death (Viking).

The Signal Poetry Award Booklist 1997

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The Signal Poetry Award 1998
(for books published in 1997):

Award Winner:
Roger McGough: Bad, Bad Cats  (Viking). 

The Signal Poetry Award Booklist 1998

 

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The Signal Poetry Award 1999
(for books published in 1998):

 

Award Winner:
Jackie Kay: The Frog Who Dreamed She Was an Opera Singer  (Bloomsbury).

Highly commended:

Roger McGough, ed., The Ring of Words, illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura (Faber)

 

The Signal Poetry Award Booklist 1999

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The Signal Poetry Award 2000
(for books published in 1999):

Award Winner:
Christopher Reid: All Sorts, illustrated by Sara Fanelli (Ondt & Gracehoper).

The Signal Poetry Award Booklist 2000

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The Signal Poetry Award 2001
(for books published in 2000):

Award Winner:
Carol Ann Duffy: The Oldest Girl in the World (Faber)

 

The Signal Poetry Award Booklist 2001

 

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Signal Poetry Award Selectors:

[The Year given is the year after the publication of the book(s) awarded, that is, the year in which the award is actually announced.]

 

Bob Barton: 1998

Anthea Bell: 1985, 1986, 1987

Gerard Benson: 1992

Stephen Bicknell: 1992, 1993

Aidan Chambers: 1979, 1980, 1989

Michael Glover: 1997

Sophie Hannah: 2000

Diana Hendry: 1993

Peter Holding: 1990, 1991

Peter Hollindale: 2000, 2001

Peter Hunt: 1981, 1982

Heather Kay: 1999

Jan Mark: 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996

Margaret Meek: 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1999, 2001

John Mole: 1995, 1996

Brian Morse: 1986, 1987, 1988, 1997

Lissa Paul: 1998

Neil Philip: 1983, 1984, 1985

Alan Tucker: 1979, 1980

John Wain: 1979

Jennifer Wilson: 1992, 1993, 1994

 

 

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