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Announcing the Shortlist for the 2016 Sexton Prize

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Eyewear Publishing is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2016 Sexton Prize. The finalists are, in no particular order, as follows:     THE BARBAROUS CENTURY, Leah Umansky HISTORY OF GONE, Lynn Schmeidler SEVERE CLEAR, Maya Catherine Popa GIMME THAT. DON’T SMITE ME, Steve Kronen SCHEHERAZADE AND OTHER REDEPLOYMENTS, David McAleavey AN AMERICAN PURGATORY, Rebecca Gayle Howell SIT IN THE DARK WITH ME, Jesse Lee Kercheval   The shortlist was selected by Eyewear’s Director Todd Swift with Senior Editor Kelly Davio. Don Share of Poetry Magazine will select the winning manuscript, which will be released at the 2017 AWP...

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Maggie Smith to Judge 2018 Best New British and Irish Poets Competition

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June 18--London American poet Maggie Smith, author of the poem 'Good Bones', which The Guardian, Slate, and others declared a viral success earlier this summer, will guest-judge Eyewear Publishing's Best New British and Irish Poets competition in 2018.  Poets resident in the U.K. or Ireland, regardless of nationality, as well as passport holders from the U.K. or Ireland who live abroad, will be eligible to submit work for consideration if they have not yet published (and are not under contract to publish) a full-length collection of poetry. Poets who have published pamphlets will be eligible to compete. Smith is the author of Weep Up...

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