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The Collected Poems of Terence Tiller

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The Collected Poems of Terence Tiller brings back into print, after more than 40 years, the work of a rediscovered lyric-modernist genius of World War II Poetry – a shy Cambridge don who became trapped in Cairo in 1940 and wrote for the rest of the war with his friend Keith Douglas. Douglas died while Tiller went on to have a successful career at BBC radio, producing, among other things, the very first adaptation of Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. Now, we can see his achievement for what it is – unabashedly romantic, rich wordplay, with the Middle East, mythology, love, and desire firmly at its core. Eyewear is pleased to publish this handsome hardcover edition on the centenary of the poet’s birth, with a scholarly introduction by Todd Swift, whose PhD was partly on Tiller, and a preface by Tiller’s grandson.

The Collected Poems of Terence Tiller brings back into print, after more than 40 years, the work of a rediscovered lyric-modernist genius of World War II Poetry – a shy Cambridge don who became trapped in Cairo in 1940 and wrote for the rest of the war with his friend Keith Douglas. Douglas died while Tiller went on to have a successful career at BBC radio, producing, among other things, the ve...

The Collected Poems of Terence Tiller

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Eyewear's Submission Opportunities for 2017

January 6—LONDON  Eyewear Publishing LTD is pleased to announce its 2017 submission opportunities for poets and writers. For full guidelines, codes of ethics, and further information, visit www.eyewearpublishing.com or Eyewear's Submittable page. The Sexton Prize The Sexton Prize is an annual publication award with a $1,000 honorarium for an outstanding new collection of poetry by an American poet at any career stage. The winning manuscript is published, distributed, and marketed by Eyewear Publishing LTD in both the United States and the United Kingdom simultaneously. The previous winner of The Sexton Prize is Rebecca Gayle Howell for American Purgatory.  Submissions open January 6 and close April 2.  The final judge for the 2017 Sexton Prize is Aimee Nezhukumatathil.     Nezhukumatathil is the author of three books of poetry, most recently, Lucky Fish. Her honors include a Pushcart Prize and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is poetry editor of Orion and is the Grisham Writer-in-Residence at the University of Mississippi's MFA program. The fee to submit to The Sexton Prize is $25.   The Melita Hume Poetry Prize The Melita Hume Poetry Prize is an annual poetry publication award with a £1,000 honorarium for an original, first full-length collection by a poet under 35 years of age, resident in the UK or Ireland, writing in the English language. Previous years’ winners include Caleb Klaces for Bottled Air, Marion McCready for Tree Language, Amy Blakemore for Humbert Summer, Maria Apichella for Psalmody, Tony Chan for Four Points Fourteen Lines, and Jenna Clake for Fortune Cookie. Submissions open January 6 and close April 2.  The final judge for the 2017 Melita Hume Poetry Prize is Vahni Capildeo.   Vahni Capildeo is a British Trinidadian writer. Her published books are No Traveller Returns, Person Animal Figure, Undraining Sea (shortlisted for the Guyana Prize for Literature Caribbean Award), All Your Houses (a limited-edition artist’s book with photometry by Andre Bagoo), Dark & Unaccustomed Words (longlisted for the 2013 OCM Bocas Poetry Prize), Utter, Simple Complex Shapes, and Measures of Expatriation (winner of the Forward Best Collection Prize). She read English at Christ Church, Oxford and subsequently became a Rhodes Scholar there, completing a DPhil in Old Norse and translation theory, which overlapped with her Research Fellowship at Girton College, Cambridge. She was the first poet on tour for the Out of Bounds poetry project, is a contributing editor for the Caribbean Review of Books, and a contributing advisor to Blackbox Manifold. The fee to submit to the Melita Hume Poetry Prize is £20.00   The Best New British and Irish Poets 2018 The Best New British and Irish Poets competition collects fifty poems from the fifty best new poets writing in the English language in the UK and Ireland. The final fifty poems will be published in The Best New British and Irish Poets in spring of 2018.  Submissions open 2 April and close 15 September.  The judge for the 2018 Best New British and Irish Poets competition is Maggie Smith.    Smith is the author of the forthcoming Weep Up, The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison, Lamp of the Body, and three prizewinning pamphlets. Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, The Southern Review, Magma, Waxwing, Virginia Quarterly Review, Guernica, and many other journals. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Smith is a freelance writer and editor, and she serves as a consulting editor to the Kenyon Review. Her poem ‘Good Bones’ was a global phenomenon in 2016. The fee to submit to The Best New British and Irish Poets is £10.00   The Beverly Series Original, previously unpublished manuscripts of any genre, written in the English language, that are ineligible for submission to the Hume and Sexton Prizes are welcomed for consideration in The Beverly Series. The series acknowledges an outstanding work of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or criticism by an author of any nationality and any career stage. The work of one or more authors will be selected from open readings in the 2017 series. Eyewear Publishing LTD will announce its selection in the first week of January, 2018. The previous winner of The Beverly Series is Sohini Basak for We Live in the Newness of Small Differences. Submissions remain open until 15 September, 2017.  The final judge for the 2017 Beverly Series is Todd Swift, Director of Eyewear Publishing LTD.  Swift is a British-Canadian expert on modern and contemporary poetry, and has been editing poetry collections for over 20 years. He has been a university teacher working with BA, MA and PhD students, in Budapest, London, and Glasgow. He is the editor or co-editor of numerous global anthologies, including Carcanet’s Modern Canadian Poets. He is author of nine full collections of poetry, including Seaway: New & Selected Poems, from Salmon, Ireland. His Selected Poems was published in 2014 by Marick Press, USA. His poems have appeared in many leading journals in America, Australia, Britain, Canada and Ireland. He was Oxfam GB’s poet-in-residence, based in Marylebone, 2004-2012. He will be Visiting Scholar/Writer-in-Residence, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, England, 2017-18. The fee to submit to the Beverly Series is £20.00   The Lorgnette Pamphlet Series Building on the success of Eyewear's 2015 Michael Marks Publishers’ Award-shortlisted 20/20 Pamphlet series, and our 2016 Aviator Pamphlet series, we are pleased to announce our 2017 Lorgnette Pamphlet Series, selected and edited by Todd Swift. Eyewear will select and publish 20 limited-edition pamphlets from this open reading period. All poets working in the English language are welcome to submit original, previously unpublished pamphlets for consideration. Submissions remain open until 15 September, 2017.  The fee to submit to The Lorgnette Pamphlet Series is £20.00.

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Eyewear's Submission Opportunities for 2017

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Sohini Basak's WE LIVE IN THE NEWNESS OF SMALL DIFFERENCES wins the 2016 Beverly Series

January 3—LONDON  Eyewear Publishing LTD is pleased to announce that Sohini Basak, of Barrackpore, India, is the winner of the 2016 Beverly Series for her debut collection of poetry, We Live in the Newness of Small Differences. The 2016 Beverley Series was open to original manuscripts in any genre by any writer working in the English language. The series received a wide range of submissions from writers both emerging and established, in over thirteen countries, writing memoir, poetry, short stories, novels, and experimental forms. Kelly Davio, Eyewear’s Senior Editor and the final judge for the 2016 Beverly Series, selected We Live in the Newness of Small Differences from a pool of fourteen finalists determined by Eyewear’s editorial team of judges, Oliver Jones, Rosanna Hildyard, and Todd Swift. Davio had this to say of the selection process: ‘With such a range of worthy manuscripts from which to select, I had a challenging job in selecting a winner for The Beverly Series. Ultimately, I had to rely on what surprised me, what delighted me, what made me forget that I was judging a competition and allowed me to immerse myself in a fully realized work. Sohini Basak’s We Live in the Newness of Small Differences is all of those things. It’s an impressive collection with a controlled voice, an attention to musicality, a beautiful execution of the craft, and a playful sense of the elasticity and possibility of the line. I have no doubt that this book’s publication will mark the emergence of a powerful new voice in the poetry world, and I’m proud that we at Eyewear have the opportunity to bring this work to the reading public.’ Basak’s poetry and fiction have appeared in journals including 3: AM Magazine, Out of Print, Suburban Review, Missing Slate, Ambit, Lighthouse, Ofi Press, Helter Skelter, and Paris Lit Up, as well as in print anthologies of Emma Press and Poetrywala. She won second prize at the inaugural RædLeaf India Poetry Prize in 2013 and was shortlisted for the Melita Hume and the Jane Martin poetry prizes in 2014. She was a 2015-2016 fellow of The (Great) Indian Poetry Collective. Basak studied literature and creative writing at the universities of Delhi, Warwick, and East Anglia, where she was awarded the Malcolm Bradbury continuation grant for poetry. She is a social media manager for the translation journal Asymptote. She grew up in Barrackpore and currently lives in Delhi. Eyewear will publish We Live in the Newness of Small Differences in January of 2018. To reserve an advance review copy, contact info@eyewearpublishing.com  Submissions for the 2017 Beverly Series, final judge Todd Swift, are now open. Learn more here.

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Sohini Basak's WE LIVE IN THE NEWNESS OF SMALL DIFFERENCES wins the 2016 Beverly Series

January 3—LONDON  Eyewear Publishing LTD is pleased to announce that Sohini Basak, of Barrackpore...

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Eyewear Acquires American Poet Leah Umansky’s THE BARBAROUS CENTURY 

9 December—London Eyewear Publishing LTD is pleased to announce the acquisition of The Barbarous Century, a new poetry collection by American poet Leah Umansky.  Umansky is a poet and teacher in New York City. She is the author of the dystopian-themed chapbook Straight Away the Emptied World, the Mad Men-inspired Don Dreams and I Dream, and the full-length collection Domestic Uncertainties.  She earned her MFA in Poetry at Sarah Lawrence College and was the recipient of a fellowship at the Norman Mailer Writers Colony. Her poems have appear in venues including Poetry, MAGMA, Barrow Street, and the Boston Review, and her Game of Thrones-inspired poems have been translated into Norwegian by Beijing Trondheim. Her writing has also appeared in The New York Times online, USA Today’s Pop Candy, Flavorwire, and elsewhere.    Umansky’s manuscript was a finalist for the 2016 Sexton Prize, judged by Don Share of Poetry. The acquisition of this title marks the third and final American book selected from the year’s Sexton series, joining winner Rebecca Gayle Howell’s American Purgatory and Tara Skurtu’s The Amoeba Game. Eyewear will release The Barbarous Century in 2018. To reserve an advance review copy, contact the editors at info@eyewearpublishing.com. Submissions for the 2017 Sexton Prize will open in the new year. The final judge for 2017 prize is Aimee Nezhukumatathil.     Author photo: Edward Brydon

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Eyewear Acquires American Poet Leah Umansky’s THE BARBAROUS CENTURY 

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Jenna Clake’s FORTUNE COOKIE Wins the 2016 Melita Hume Prize for Poetry

30 November--LONDONEyewear Publishing LTD is pleased to announce that Jenna Clake is the 2016 winner of the £1,500 Melita Hume Prize--the UK's largest monetary prize for a debut collection--for her book Fortune Cookie. ‘I am thrilled to have won the Melita Hume Prize, and look forward to releasing my first collection,’ says Clake. ‘This is something I have been working towards for the past few years, and I am incredibly grateful to Eyewear for the opportunity.’Clake is studying for a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham. Her research focuses on the feminine and feminist Absurd in twenty-first century British and American poetry. She is also the Poetry and Arts Editor for the Birmingham Journal of Literature and Language. Clarke's work appears in Poems in Which, The Bohemyth, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, and more. The final judge, Professor Mark Ford, editor of the American edition of John Ashbery's collected poems and Faber poet, selected Fortune Cookie from this year’s exceptionally strong shortlist of ten. Ford had this to say about the finalists and the winner: 'All of the ten submitted manuscripts that made it onto the short list for this year’s Melita Hume Poetry Prize contained excellent poems, and I would not be at all surprised if all ten of the poets selected went on to develop original and interesting poetic careers. I was struck by the variety of the idioms put to use by these manuscripts, and by the different conceptions of poetry implicit in their styles and choice of subject matter. It is perhaps a cliché to say that the most distinctive feature of the contemporary poetry scene is its diversity – we don’t live ‘in the age’ of anyone in particular, as the Victorians, say, lived in the age of Tennyson. Therefore a judge of a poetry competition such as this has to tune in to the kind of poetry that is being developed in a given manuscript, and then come to a decision about how successfully the poet is deploying the techniques made available by the mode selected. Personal taste also, inevitably, comes into it: a different judge might well have picked a different winner. I was also conscious that the winning manuscript would be published as a book. It is not easy for poets putting together a first collection to get a sense of how a volume should be arranged so as to hold a reader’s interest, and if I had a general tip for these poets it would be to study how, say, Philip Larkin arranged the poems in The Less Deceived and The Whitsun Weddings. A number of the manuscripts submitted seemed to me simply too long, to offer too many poems in the same vein. Certainly poets need to develop a distinctive style, but a collection has to be various and surprising, and to present poetry in a range of different registers.After much agonizing I selected Jenna Clake’s collection, aptly entitled Fortune Cookie. I found the poems in this manuscript a delight to read: funny, moving, unpredictable, sure-footed, elegant, lively. They reminded me of the work of the great American poet James Tate, who died a couple of years ago. Many offer deadpan accounts of wacky or off-kilter situations, or present mini-narratives that are almost parables, but not quite. Reading each one was indeed a bit like opening a fortune cookie, and finding a motto inside that was at once intriguing and entertaining, bleak and hilarious. I much look forward to seeing this collection in print.'Eyewear will release Fortune Cookie in autumn of 2017. Reviewers who wish to reserve an advance review copy should email the editors at info@eyewearpublishing.com. The entry period for the 2017 Melita Hume Prize will open in January. The final judge will be Forward-winning poet Vahni Capildeo.

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Jenna Clake’s FORTUNE COOKIE Wins the 2016 Melita Hume Prize for Poetry

30 November--LONDONEyewear Publishing LTD is pleased to announce that Jenna Clake is the 2016 win...

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Rebecca Gayle Howell’s AN AMERICAN PURGATORY Wins the 2016 Sexton Prize for Poetry

20 October—LONDON Eyewear Publishing is pleased to announce that Rebecca Gayle Howell is the winner of the 2016 Sexton Prize for her manuscript AN AMERICAN PURGATORY. Don Share, editor of Poetry Magazine and final judge for the inaugural Sexton Prize, selected Howell’s AN AMERICAN PURGATORY from a shortlist of seven manuscripts from this year’s open competition. Share called AN AMERICAN PURGATORY “far-reaching, inventive, surprising, and apt…a terrific book.” Howell’s previous publications include Render /An Apocalypse (CSU, 2013), which was selected by Nick Flynn for the Cleveland State University First Book Prize and was a finalist for ForeWord Review's Book of the Year.  She is also the translator of Amal al-Jubouri's Hagar Before the Occupation/Hagar After the Occupation (Alice James Books, 2011), which was named a 2011 Best Book of Poetry by Library Journal and was shortlisted for Three Percent's Best Translated Book Award. Among Howell’s awards are fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and the Carson McCullers Center, as well as a Pushcart Prize. Native to Kentucky, Howell is a Senior Editor for Oxford American. Eyewear will launch AN AMERICAN PURGATORY at the 2017 AWP conference in Washington, D.C. To reserve an advance review copy of the title, email the editors at info@eyewearpublishing.com. Author photo by Jacob Shores-Arguello.

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Rebecca Gayle Howell’s AN AMERICAN PURGATORY Wins the 2016 Sexton Prize for Poetry

20 October—LONDON Eyewear Publishing is pleased to announce that Rebecca Gayle Howell is the winn...

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