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Lana Del Rey: Her Life In 94 Songs

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Covers Young Like Me / Rock Me StableFrom The EndSirensLana Del Ray (including Kill Kill EP) Born To DieParadiseUltraviolenceHoneymoon and more.

The controversial artist Lana Del Rey seemed to appear
fully-formed with her melancholy viral hit 'Video Games' - but the
story started long before. She had written and performed for many
years under many names with no fanfare. Each time she changed her
name, she was drawn inexorably closer to the finished product - a
synthesis of real life and fantasy - that we see now. In this
anatomy, F.A. Mannan considers everything that has gone into the
equation: the music, poetry and films but also the places and
experiences that allow the songs to communicate despite the media
circus around them. The guide considers the strange way the music
industry and press operate today, and the feedback loop between
these mechanical business processes and the creative act. The tense
gender politics and the blurry notions of authenticity that jut
awkwardly into Del Rey's faintly otherworldly image are all given
due consideration. This is the definitive treatment of Lana Del
Rey's work to date.

F.A. Mannan has a BA in Computer Science from
Cambridge and an MMus in Songwriting from Bath Spa. His thesis was
on academic notions of authenticity in Born To Die by Lana Del Rey.
From London, he has worked both as a software engineer and a sound engineer.

An indispensable guide to Lana Del Rey's songwriting that
considers the 20th century mythologies of popular culture. Mannan
articulates the impact of influence and provides social and
historical context for his subject. Recommended. - RICHARD J
PARFITT, Principal Lecturer and Course Leader for Popular Music,
Songwriting and Production at University of South Wales

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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

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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

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Announcing the 50 winners of The Best New British and Irish Poets 2017

7 October--London  Eyewear Publishing LTD is delighted to announce the 50 poets and poems selected by Luke Kennard for inclusion in THE BEST NEW BRITISH AND IRISH POETS 2017 anthology, due for publication in March of 2017. Poets of any age who had not yet published a full-length collection of poems and who were resident in the UK or Ireland (or who were UK or Irish passport holders living abroad) were eligible to compete. Dr. Kennard considered all submissions anonymously. We had an extraordinarily strong group of submissions for this year’s anthology, and we at Eyewear wish to thank all the poets who allowed us to consider their work.  The final 50 poets and poems are, in no particular order, as follows:   EDWARD DOEGAR for ‘Voyeurism’ ANNA KISBY for ‘Late Home After Latin’ LUKE SMITH for ‘Artmaking for Young Men’ HARRIET CREELMAN for ‘A chaotic spray-effect print of tip-ex on a school bag’ THOMAS CROMPTON for ‘Orion’ EMMA MUST for ‘Notes on the Use of the Austrian Scythe’ RACHEL PIERCEY for ‘An Overblown Poem About Love’ SUSANNAH DICKEY for ‘Jellyfish Parents’ JAMES TREVELYAN for ‘Cougar’ MAJELLA KELLY for ‘Anadromous Vocabulary’ ANTONY HUEN for ‘The Houses’ JODY PORTER for ‘Look’ JACK NICHOLLS for ‘The Dolphin Sings a Lovesong’ LAUREN POPE for ‘Miscarriage’ ANDREW GILES for ‘Francis Bacon, ‘Study of a Bull’ (1991)’ SAMUEL PRINCE for ‘The Man From Cooma’ CHARLIE BAYLIS for ‘from Fifty shades of Prufrock’ EMMA DANES for ‘Different Woods’ PAUL ASTA for ‘Apiarist's Chest’ NIALL BOURKE for ‘Marbletown’ CAROLYN WAUDBY for ‘Dali's Rose’ ADELE FRASER for ‘Autistic Girl in Home Economics Class’ JO BURNS for ‘Places Your Children Should Never See’ ALAN BUCKLEY for ‘Miracle’ MATTHEW PAUL for ‘Duckwalking in West Berlin’ CHARLOTTE EICHLER for 'At Mirror Lake' ELAINE COSGROVE for ‘Firemen Waiting’ DANIELLA MORITZ for ‘I am the handmaid’ KATE WISE for ‘Death comes asking’ ELIZABETH O’CONNELL-THOMPSON for ‘Invitation Only’ MAEVE HENRY for ‘Blood Lines’ PAUL NASH for ‘Migrant in Dagenham Park Alley’ SIMON MIDDLETON for ‘Love Note to a Donor Father’ DEBORAH TURNBULL for ‘Foundling’ GERALDINE O’KANE for ‘Stark’ JAYNE STANTON for ‘Unreserved Coach B’ SARAH SIBLEY for ‘Lone Man Stories’ ROBIN HOUGHTON for ‘She Discovered the Internet’ JOHN MCGHEE for 'Superkafka and Its Impact on Industrial Relations' KEN EVANS for ‘Playing Dead’ DANIEL BENNETT for ‘Monsoon’ JESSICA MOOKHERJEE for ‘Vernal Equinox’ RICHARD O’BRIEN for ‘Hammam’ JAMES PEAKE for ‘The Middle Places’ SAMANTHA RODEN for ‘Shove Your Tissues’ SIMON COLLINGS for ‘The Apartment’ ANNE COUSINS for ‘Hare’ JOE LINES for ‘It Talks’ JENNA CLAKE for ‘Girls in Cars’ MATTHEW RICE for ‘At the Lights’      

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Announcing the Shortlist for the 2016 Melita Hume Prize

Announcing the 2016 Melita Hume Prize Shortlist Ten poets have been selected for this year’s shortlist for the Melita Hume Prize, an annual poetry publication award for an original, first full-length collection by a young poet, resident in the UK or Ireland, writing in the English language. This year's prestigious shortlist includes poets from Ireland, Scotland, England, and Wales. The winner will be selected by UCL professor and Faber author, the acclaimed poet and scholar Mark Ford. The prize for the winner is £1,500 and a contract to publish a debut with Eyewear Publishing in 2017. The shortlisted poets are as follows: AFSHAN D'SOUZA-LODHIAfshan D'souza-Lodhi writes plays, prose, performance pieces and poetry.  She runs the Women in the Spotlight programme—a BAME/LBT woman's writing for performance programme at Commonword/ Cultureword. She has performed and written pieces for Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Z-Arts, The Southbank Centre, The International Poetry Festival, Ilkley Literature Festival, Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, Manchester Literature Festival and Contact. Catch her on twitter @ashlodhi on her website, one she hardly ever updates www.afshan.info  ALEX WYLIEAlex Wylie was born in Blackpool in 1980 and grew up on Lancashire’s Fylde coast. In 2008, he gained a doctorate from Queen's University Belfast, writing a thesis on T.S. Eliot and Geoffrey Hill, and currently teaches at the School of English there. He has had nine poems included in Carcanet's New Poetries V. ANNA MACEAnna Mace was born in Devon and is an emerging writer and poet. Having studied Fine Art in Oxford, she is keen to merge the boundaries between text, art, science and performance, experimenting with different creative media and seeking to engage with a broad audience. Between writing she works as a teacher and has lived abroad in Asia and Europe but now resides in Bristol, UK. Mace has contributed to Translation Games, a project exploring literature and the fine arts with her poem, 'Shepard’s Scale' (published 2014), as a translation of Pietrio Reviglio’s drawings. She was resident poet for the National Trust (in collaboration with an artist) at Bucks Mill Cabin, Devon, last summer, producing a series of limited edition zines. BEN GWALCHMAIMaker, worker, writer, Ben Gwalchmai has worked with international opera and theatre companies, written for national newspapers and international journals, had several fiction and non-fiction publications as editor and writer, produced innovative pervasive media projects, and has won awards for his work. His satirical novel, Purefinder, is available in all good bookstores and online. DAVID SPITTLEDavid Spittle has recently completed a PhD on the poetry of John Ashbery and Surrealism. He has published reviews in Hix Eros and PN Review. David’s poetry has been published in Blackbox Manifold, Datableed, The Literateur, 3am, Shadowtrain, and Butcher’s Dog, and has been translated into French courtesy of Black Herald Press. In addition to poetry, he has written the libretti to three operas, performed at various venues around Cardiff and at Hammersmith Studios in London. In 2014 David was commissioned to write a song cycle for the Bergen National Opera, which has since been performed internationally. He blogs at http://themidnightmollusc.blogspot.co.uk JACQUELINE THOMPSONJacqueline Thompson is from Arbroath in Scotland and recently completed a PhD in Creative Writing at The University of Edinburgh. Her poems have appeared in The Scotsman, New Writing Scotland, Gutter, For A’ That (Dundee University Press), In On the Tide (Appletree Writers Press), Double Bill (Red Squirrel Press) and From Arthur’s Seat (Egg Box Publishing). Her work will appear in Poetry Ireland Review in December. She was shortlisted for the Grierson Verse Prize 2013 and the Westport Arts Festival Poetry Prize 2016. JENNA CLAKEJenna 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. Her poetry has appeared in Poems in Which, The Bohemyth, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, and more.  NIALL BOURKENiall is from Kilkenny in Ireland, but now lives in London. He teaches English Literature at St Michael’s College in Bermondsey and in 2015 he finished an MA in creative writing and teaching at Goldsmiths University of London. He writes both poetry and prose and has been published in a number of journals and magazines in the UK and Ireland, including The Galway Review,  Southbank Poetry, Magma, Three Drops From A Cauldron, Prole, Holdfast Magazine, and Ink Sweat and Tears. In 2015 he was longlisted for The Short Story competition and has been twice shortlisted for the Over The Edge New Writer Of The Year Award (for both poetry and fiction). He has also been shortlisted The 2015 Costa Short Story Award and The 2016 Bare Fiction Poetry Prize. PATRICK DAVIDSON ROBERTSPatrick Davidson Roberts was born in 1987 and grew up in the North-East of England; in Sunderland and Durham. In 2014 he was awarded a PhD in the poetry of Philip Larkin and others. He established The Next Review, a bi-monthly print magazine of poetry and criticism, in 2013 and is its editor. He is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Roehampton's Poetry Centre, and a contributing editor to The Poetry Archive. His poetry and criticism has been published widely both in print and online. He lives and works in London. TOM CLUCASTom Clucas completed his D.Phil. in English at the University of Oxford, where he won the Lord Alfred Douglas, Graham Midgley Memorial, Eugene Lee-Hamilton, and English Poem on a Sacred Subject prizes for poetry. Most recently, he has published poems in the Oxford Magazine, the Literateur, and Mistress Quickly's Bed, as well as a range of articles on British poetry in academic journals. He currently runs the St Edmund Hall Writers' Directory and Forum, and has given numerous poetry readings in England and Germany.  

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Eyewear Publishing Acquires Tara Skurtu's THE AMOEBA GAME

26 September—LONDON Eyewear Publishing is pleased to announce the addition of The Amoeba Game, the debut poetry collection by American poet Tara Skurtu, to our Autumn 2017 list.  Skurtu, born in Key West, Florida, is a Boston-based poet and translator currently living in Romania, where she is a 2015-2017 Fulbright lecturer at Transilvania University of Brașov and is translating contemporary Romanian poetry.  Skurtu holds her MFA in Creative Writing from Boston University, and a double degree in English and Spanish from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is the recipient of two Academy of American Poets prizes, a Marcia Keach Poetry Prize, and a Robert Pinsky Global Fellowship.  Before her Fulbright, Skurtu taught at Boston University; she was a lecturer in the Creative Writing department, taught composition to incarcerated students through BU’s Prison Education Program, and served on the planning and teaching team for Robert Pinsky’s 2014 MOOC, “The Art of Poetry.”  Her poems are published and translated internationally, and recent work appears in The Kenyon Review, Plume, Poetry Review, Tahoma Literary Review, and Poetry Wales. The Amoeba Game, which has taken her eight years to complete, will be her first collection of poems.    author photo by Cătălin Georgescu.

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Eyewear Publishing Acquires Tara Skurtu's THE AMOEBA GAME

26 September—LONDON Eyewear Publishing is pleased to announce the addition of The Amoeba Game, th...

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