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MUSICAL GENIUS PETE SHELLEY HAS DIED

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The whole Eyewear family is devastated at the sudden and awful news that Pete Shelley has died, as reported in media around the world. Pete was a musical genius. He was also very witty, cultured, and sensitive, and we're so honoured to have become the publisher for his Collected Lyrics. The launch for the book with Malcolm Garrett was such a wonderful event. Pete's finest songs will inspire lovelorn outsiders and cock-eyed rebels forever - and his 'Homosapien' remains one of the best songs about tolerance and love ever written. Our condolences to his family, loved ones, and friends.

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Eyewear poet Jemma Borg Wins £5,000 Ginkgo Prize for Ecopoetry

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Evolutionary geneticist and poet Jemma Borg has won the 2018 Ginkgo Prize for Ecopoetry for her poem ‘Unripe’, which asks “How to be a tree without rain? How to climb a mountain if a mountain isn’t there?” The £5,000 prize, judged by poet Mimi Khalvati and Guardian gardening columnist Alys Fowler, aims to highlight the role poetry can play in raising awareness of the ecological imperatives of our time. The announcement at Poetry in Aldeburgh festival today comes just weeks after a landmark UN report on climate change warned we have only 12 years to limit climate catastrophe. Dr Borg's...

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Eyewear co-publishing major design book with Design Manchester

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Fitness for what purpose? Edited by Mary V Mullin and Christopher Frayling Foreword by HRH Prince Philip Published by Design Manchester / Eyewear launching 22 November, in London This is a must-have for everyone interested in design education. Celebrating forty years of the Sir Misha Black Awards – the world’s only major awards recognising and promoting excellence in design education – Fitness offers a treasure trove of thoughtful essays by some of the world’s leading design educators, some reproducing their previously unpublished award acceptance lectures, some with entirely new contributions. 

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Drawbridge Britain excerpted on important political site

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Good news - our brilliant Eyewear book by Russell Hargrave, Drawbridge Britain, about UK immigration  policy since Windrush, is excerpted today here at Politics.co.uk - which is a pretty cool site to be seen at.

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EYEWEAR POET SELECTED FOR FORWARD PRIZE ANTHOLOGY!

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Wonderful news, Eyewear poet Faisal Mohyuddin has been selected with a poem from his PBS recommended collection The Displaced Children of Displaced Children, for the prestigious Forward Prize anthology, The Forward Book of Poetry 2019, which is now for sale from Faber & Faber, here.  

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