Shortlisted for both the T.S. Eliot and the Costa Poetry Prize, and now the East Midlands Book Award, Division Street is a collection that cherishes specificity: the particularity of names; the reflections the world throws back at us; the precise moment of a realization.
About the author
Helen Mort was born in Sheffield in 1985. Division Street is published by Chatto and Windus and was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize and the Costa Prize. She has published two pamphlets with tall-lighthouse press, the shape of every box and a pint for the ghost, a Poetry Book Society Choice for Spring 2010. Five-times winner of the Foyle Young Poets award, she received an Eric Gregory Award from The Society of Authors in 2007 and won the Manchester Young Writer Prize in 2008. In 2010, she became the youngest ever poet in residence at The Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere.