Congratulations to poet Steve Ely

Congratulations to Steve Ely for having 'Oswald’s Book of Hours' shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection.

Steve Ely is a poet from the West Riding of Yorkshire. His novel, Ratmen, is published by Blackheath Books and his book of poems, Oswald's Book of Hours, is published by Smokestack. His current work-in-progress includes a book-length poem, Englaland, Charlie, a novel about the ewige fuchs, and Ted Hughes's South Yorkshire, a biographical work about Hughes's neglected Mexborough period.

Steve will be reading at Poetry by Heart on 31 July.

See the Poetry By Heart website or Steve Ely's website for further information.