Tuesday, January 15, 2013

News at Eleven: Poet Christian Ward, exposed as a plagiarist

after his prizewinning work for the Exmoor Society was found to be an almost word-for-word copy of another writer's work, has confessed in an extraordinary statement sent to the Western Morning News.

London-based Mr. Ward, 32, was awarded the Hope Bourne poetry prize for his work The Deer at Exmoor. But after his efforts were published in the Exmoor Review, striking similarities to Helen Mort's poem, The Deer, written when she was poet-in-residence at Wordsworth's Dove Cottage in Cumbria in 2010, became obvious.

from Western Morning News: Poet Christian Ward says 'I'm sorry' after prize-winning work exposed


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