After many sleepless nights, I have decided to withdraw from the Crashaw Prize.
It was an extraordinarily difficult decision and I'd like to thank Chris Hamilton-Emery at Salt for his generosity of spirit and understanding.
Michael Schmidt and Judith Willson at Carcanet have also been very kind and supportive.
Look out for the Crashaw Prize-winners in April/June. They are:
Tom Chivers, How to Build a City
Abi Curtis, Unexpected Weather
Jamey Dunham, The Bible of Lost Pets
Jared Stanley, Book Made of Forest