Our Judges

Our Judges

Glyn Maxwell
Glyn Maxwell2022 Chair, Poet & Writer

Glyn Maxwell is a poet, playwright and librettist. His latest book of poems is How The Hell Are You (Picador) which was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize. He wrote the popular critical guidebook On Poetry (Oberon), and is currently writing a new English libretto for Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman for Opera UpClose. He is head of studies and teaches at The Poetry School and was the Chair of Judges for the 2021 Eliot Prize.

Tishani Doshi is a Welsh-Gujarati poet, novelist and dancer. She has published seven books of fiction and poetry, the most recent of which is A God at the Door (Bloodaxe Books), shortlisted for the Forward Poetry Prize 2021. For fifteen years she worked as a dancer with the Chandralekha group in Madras, India. She is currently a visiting associate professor at NYU Abu Dhabi.

Photo Credit: Jonathan Self

Tishani Doshi
Tishani DoshiPoet & Dancer
Elena Karina Byrne
Elena Karina ByrnePoet & Lecturer

Elena Karina Byrne: former Regional Director of the Poetry Society of America and final judges for the Kate and Kingsley Tufts Poetry Awards in Poetry, Elena’s a poet, essayist, screenwriter, the Programming Consultant & Poetry Stage Manager for The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, and Literary Programs Director for The Ruskin Art Club. Elena’s most recent books include If This Makes You Nervous (Omnidawn, 2021), and No Don’t (What Books Press, 2020).

Our Judges

Glyn Maxwell
Glyn Maxwell2022 Chair, Poet & Writer

Glyn Maxwell is a poet, playwright and librettist. His latest book of poems is How The Hell Are You (Picador) which was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize. He wrote the popular critical guidebook On Poetry (Oberon), and is currently writing a new English libretto for Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman for Opera UpClose. He is head of studies and teaches at The Poetry School and was the Chair of Judges for the 2021 Eliot Prize.

Tishani Doshi
Tishani DoshiPoet & Dancer

Tishani Doshi is a Welsh-Gujarati poet, novelist and dancer. She has published seven books of fiction and poetry, the most recent of which is A God at the Door (Bloodaxe Books), shortlisted for the Forward Poetry Prize 2021. For fifteen years she worked as a dancer with the Chandralekha group in Madras, India. She is currently a visiting associate professor at NYU Abu Dhabi.

Photo Credit: Jonathan Self

Elena Karina Byrne
Elena Karina ByrnePoet & Lecturer

Elena Karina Byrne: former Regional Director of the Poetry Society of America and final judges for the Kate and Kingsley Tufts Poetry Awards in Poetry, Elena’s a poet, essayist, screenwriter, the Programming Consultant & Poetry Stage Manager for The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, and Literary Programs Director for The Ruskin Art Club. Elena’s most recent books include If This Makes You Nervous (Omnidawn, 2021), and No Don’t (What Books Press, 2020).