Scottish Poet Douglas Dunn Wins 2013 Queen's Medal for Poetry

Posted on January 6, 2014

Scottish poet Douglas Dunn is the winner of the 2013 Queen's Medal for Poetry. BBC News reports that committee chair and poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy calls Dunn one of the greatest poets out of Scotland. He is best known for his 1985 collection Elegies. Some of his other honors include the Hawthornden Prize, Cholmondeley Award and Whitbread Book of the Year.

Dunn will receive a gold medal presented by The Queen. The gold medal is made by the Royal Mint and paid for by The Queen. It bears the inscription, "Truth emerging from her well and holding in her right hand the divine flame of inspiration - Beauty is truth and Truth Beauty."

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