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American poet and professor Janet Kaplan judging the Melita Hume Prize 2019!

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The Melita Hume Poetry Prize is an annual poetry publication award for an original, first full-length collection by a poet aged thirty-five years or under, resident in the UK or Ireland, or of British or Irish citizenship, 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, Jenna Clake for Fortune Cookie, Rebecca Close for valid, virtual, vegetable reality and Jessica Mayhew for Longship. The winner will receive full book publication by Eyewear Publishing LTD...

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Publisher Reading His Poetry At Cambridge With Fellow Poets

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Saturday 19 October: 2:00pm - 3:30pm Trinity College, Wren Library, Trinity Street, CB2 1TQ Visit the impressive Wren Library in Trinity College for a celebration of poetry past and present. Join Cambridge Authors Angela Leighton, Todd Swift, Michael Brown and Rebecca Watts who will be reading selected verse from the Trinity Poets anthology and new writings. his event will showcase a new exhibition highlighting rarely seen manuscripts and items from Trinity College's collections. You will also have opportunity to tour the Library which features famous sculptures, paintings and intricate carvings. This event is also the book launch for Meet me...

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NEW PAMPHLET BY SHANKAR & SZIRTES! A Field Guide to Southern China

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We are incredibly proud to be bringing out this Monday a new pamphlet by major poets George Szirtes (pictured) & Ravi Shankar (for sale here as well as in good bookshops). In 2016, award-winning Hungarian British poet George Szirtes and Indian American poet Ravi Shankar spent a month in China on a residency at Sun Yat Sen University in Guangzhou. Traveling to the scenic spot of Yangshou, located along the Li River in the Southeast of Guilin Province and with views of the spectacular karst mountains all around, the two poets wrote this collaborative poem that delved into some of...

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THE 2020 PLAN!

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We're a British very small press, so the uncertainty around Brexit (will we or won't we?) has shoppers a bit wary. Book sales are down 9% in the UK from last year... so we have moved some of our titles to the (we hope) calmer post-crisis waters of publication in 2020 and 2021, when we hope reviewers and readers will be able to focus on more than the often-outrageous news... but we still have plenty out this autumn, as well... here are some of the forthcoming authors from Eyewear/ Black Spring over the next 24 months; writers and poets from...

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OUR EDITOR ALEX WYLIE PUBLISHES BOOK ON HILL!

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Dr Alex Wylie's critical monograph, Geoffrey Hill's Later Work: Radiance of Apprehension was published by Manchester University Press on September 12th 2019. The work of Geoffrey Hill (1932-2016) often provokes bemusement or even hostility; however, he was often referred to as 'the greatest living poet' and variants thereof, when alive. Oxford Professor of Poetry from 2010-2015, Hill published in 2013 his collected poems, Broken Hierarchies: Poems 1952-2012, which included four previously-unpublished collections and substantial expansions and revisions of existing works, and in 2008 published his Collected Critical Writings, a volume comprising all his published criticism and two new major collections...

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