Alex Pryce is a 21 year old poet, originally from Bangor, Northern Ireland, who is currently studying English at the University of Leicester.
Alex received a Creative Sparks award from Ignite! (then a National Endowments for Science, Technology and the Arts pilot programme) in June 2006. In 2007, she also received a bursary from the John Hewitt Society, and in 2008 was the winner of the G.S. Fraser Poetry Prize. Her poems have been published in Gists and Piths, Pomegranate, Agenda Broadsheet, Mslexia, Fortnight and nthposition.
Alex is Director of PoetCasting (www.poetcasting.co.uk), a UK based poetry podcasting enterprise, created in 2007. The site is funded by the Arts Council England. She has also provided podcasting services to the National Poetry Society, Salt Publishing and currently works on Magma Poetry’s website.
In 2008, she won the Art and Culture Woman of the Future Award, presented by Real Business Magazine, supported by Shell. She has featured in $uccess magazine and the RSA Journal (Spring 2009). Alex is a member of the Inspiral Women’s Network, and is a Fellow of the RSA.
Internet poet Alex Pryce has been dubbed the ‘one to watch` in the art world by judges of the Women of the Future Award. The youngest category winner at just 20 years old, Alex picked up the Booz & Company Art and Culture Woman of the Future Award for her work conceiving and launching PoetCasting, a popular poetry podcasting enterprise which secured Arts Council funding earlier this year.
The judges said: “Alex`s success is an outstanding example of what can be achieved with clear vision and dedication -showing established organisations operating in this field the way forward. She is also plainly interested in her work for what it can do for others rather than for her own gratification.”
PoetCasting (www.poetcasting.co.uk) showcases poets from all backgrounds who share the medium of the internet - a place that poets can be read and heard in one place. The site features the traditional sense of podcasting where poets simply read their work. The initiative has received funding by NESTA - supporting innovation in science, technology and the arts - and Ignite! which works with young people to promote creativity.
Alex said: “The arts has historically been a man`s world - we haven`t even had a female poet laureate yet - so it is fantastic to be recognised. It would be amazing to one day be a mentor for women in the arts like the director of the Poetry Society, Jules Mann, has been to me.”