The May Star
The May Star (Maístjarnan) is a poetry award given by The Icelandic Writers' Union and The National and University Library of Iceland. Any book of poetry published in the previous calendar year – and turned in to The National Library – is eligable. The award is meant to encourage poets to write and publish their poetry, and is the only Icelandic prize awarded to a published book of poetry. The prize is ISK 350.000.
The May Star was first awarded at The National Library on The Day of the Poem, may 18th 2017.
Sigurður Pálsson: Ljóð muna rödd (Poetry Remembers Voice; JPV, Reykjavík)
Eyþór Árnason: Ég sef ekki í draumheldum náttfötum (My Pyjamas are Not Dream-Proof; Veröld, Reykjavík)
Magnús Sigurðsson: Veröld hlý og góð: ljóð og prósar (Warm New World: Poetry and Prose; Dimma, Reykjavík)
Sigurlín Bjarney Gísladóttir: Tungusól og nokkrir dagar í maí (Tongue's Sun and a Few Days in May; Mál og menning, Reykjavík)
Þórdís Gísladóttir: Óvissustig (Levels of Uncertainty; Benedikt bókaútgáfa, Reykjavík)
Ármann Jakobsson and Áslaug Agnarsdóttir.