Our Judges

Camille T. Dungy
Camille T. Dungy

Camille T. Dungy is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Trophic Cascade, and the essay collection Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood and History, a finalist for the National Book Critics’ Circle Award. Dungy has edited anthologies including Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry and the From the Fishouse poetry anthology. Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, 100 Best African American Poems, Poetry, The New Yorker, and many other print and online venues. Dungy’s honors include a Guggenheim fellowship, an American Book Award, two NAACP Image Award nominations, and fellowship from the NEA in both poetry and prose. Dungy is a Distinguished Professor at Colorado State University. She was awarded the Academy of American Poets Fellowship, which recognizes distinguished poetic achievement on 15 September 2021.

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Anna Selby is a poet and naturalist, doing a PhD on Plein Air Poetry, Empathy and Ecology at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is Poet-in-Residence at Cambridge Conservation Initiative, works collaboratively with environmentalists and choreographers, writes poetic-studies of different species in the field, directly from life, often underwater, and aims for these poems to share a sense of compassion and attentiveness to the more-than-human. Her chapbook Field Notes combines poems and prose written in and under the Atlantic Ocean and was on The LRB Bookshop’s Bestsellers list for almost 6 months. She is co-editor of Hazel Press, a publisher focusing on the arts, environment, feminism and climate change.

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Anna Selby
Anna Selby
Sara Hudston
Sara Hudston

Sara Hudston is a writer, editor and critic who lives in the rural South West of England. Her work focuses on the living world and spirit of place. She is a Guardian newspaper Country Diarist, a Dark Mountain contributor and guest editor, and reviews nature writing for the TLS. Sara recently completed the Poetics of Imagination MA in mythology and eco-poetics at Dartington Arts School, where she was awarded the Gaston Bachelard Scholarship. Since late 2018 she has supported Extinction Rebellion, most actively as a speaker and trainer, serving on the editorial panel for XR’s Heading for Extinction talk. Her novella, The Green Horse, an eco-feminist, gender-reversed, modern prose retelling of the 14th-century poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, is due for publication in 2022.

Our Judges

Camille T. Dungy
Camille T. Dungy

Camille T. Dungy is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Trophic Cascade, and the essay collection Guidebook to Relative Strangers: Journeys into Race, Motherhood and History, a finalist for the National Book Critics’ Circle Award. Dungy has edited anthologies including Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry and the From the Fishouse poetry anthology. Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, 100 Best African American Poems, Poetry, The New Yorker, and many other print and online venues. Dungy’s honors include a Guggenheim fellowship, an American Book Award, two NAACP Image Award nominations, and fellowship from the NEA in both poetry and prose. Dungy is a Distinguished Professor at Colorado State University. She was awarded the Academy of American Poets Fellowship, which recognizes distinguished poetic achievement on 15 September 2021.

(Photo credit: Beowulf Sheehan)

Anna Selby
Anna Selby

Anna Selby is a poet and naturalist, doing a PhD on Plein Air Poetry, Empathy and Ecology at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is Poet-in-Residence at Cambridge Conservation Initiative, works collaboratively with environmentalists and choreographers, writes poetic-studies of different species in the field, directly from life, often underwater, and aims for these poems to share a sense of compassion and attentiveness to the more-than-human. Her chapbook Field Notes combines poems and prose written in and under the Atlantic Ocean and was on The LRB Bookshop’s Bestsellers list for almost 6 months. She is co-editor of Hazel Press, a publisher focusing on the arts, environment, feminism and climate change.

(Photo credit: Katie Musgrave)

Sara Hudston
Sara Hudston

Sara Hudston is a writer, editor and critic who lives in the rural South West of England. Her work focuses on the living world and spirit of place. She is a Guardian newspaper Country Diarist, a Dark Mountain contributor and guest editor, and reviews nature writing for the TLS. Sara recently completed the Poetics of Imagination MA in mythology and eco-poetics at Dartington Arts School, where she was awarded the Gaston Bachelard Scholarship. Since late 2018 she has supported Extinction Rebellion, most actively as a speaker and trainer, serving on the editorial panel for XR’s Heading for Extinction talk. Her novella, The Green Horse, an eco-feminist, gender-reversed, modern prose retelling of the 14th-century poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, is due for publication in 2022.

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2020 Ginkgo Prize Ecopoetry Anthology

The 2020 Ginkgo Prize anthology contains all the winning and highly commended poems from the 2020 awards judged by Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage and Jade Cuttle. The winning poets were Jane Lovell, Daniel Fraser and Emily Groves. Runners up were Nicola Healey and Sue Kindon and the AONB Best Poem of Landscape was Liz Byrne. Click to download.

2019 Ginkgo Prize Ecopoetry Anthology

The 2019 Ginkgo Prize anthology contains all the winning and highly commended poems from the 2019 awards, with forewords from Poet Laureate Simon Armitage and judges Homero Aridjis and Jen Hadfield. The winning poets were Sue Riley, Anne Haven McDonnell and Rosamund Taylor with Emma Must awarded the Environmental Defenders Prize and Joanna Guthrie and Jane Robinson as runners-up. Click to download.

2018 Ginkgo Prize Ecopoetry Anthology

The 2018 Ginkgo Prize anthology contains all the winning and highly commended poems from the 2018 awards, with forewords from prize patron Dido Whitehead and 2018 judges Mimi Khalvati and Alys Fowler. The winning poets were Jemma Borg, Teresa Dzieglewicz, and Linda France, with runners-up Ella Duffy and Julian Bishop. Click to download.