Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot won Best Poetry Anthology in the 2013 Saboteur Awards!

Really happy to have been part of the endeavour to bring attention to the Pussy riot case, through organising two events last year and reading outside the russian consulate and my work being in this anthology, which last night won an award for it's brilliance. Thanks and respect go to the editors, including Sophie Mayer and Sarah Crewe, the team at English PEN, including Cat Lucas and all the poets and translators involved.  There's a report from English PEN here And there’s even some coverage in the Guardian (though the article is flub)

Cat Lucas also added "This rare piece of good news was also particularly timely. Just hours before the ceremony, Moscow’s highest court rejected Pussy Riot’s appeal against their two-year sentence, denying that the charges against them were politically motivated. And the day before, a week into her hunger strike, Masha Alykohina had to be transferred to hospital in her prison colony in Berezniki. Whilst we are over the moon to have won the award and that everyone’s efforts so far have been recognised, there is still a very long way to go. So let’s all use this as an opportunity to raise even more awareness of Pussy Riot’s tragic case, and to continue to call for their immediate and unconditional release."