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HONG KONG REVIEW OF BOOKS REVIEWS BEDS IN THE EAST!

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Good news - Beds In The East, by Eyewear poet Jason Eng Hun Lee, has received a thoughtful review in the Hong Kong Review of Books online here. Lee is launching his book in London on August 7th, 2019, with a great line-up of guest poets - see the FB event page here for more details.

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Eyewear Author's Song Featured In Stranger Things!

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It's hard to think of a more-loved TV show this summer than the third season of Stranger Things (no spoilers). So, we're thrilled that one of our very own authors has had a song he recorded in the 1980s, with his popular new wave Arizona band Gentlemen AfterDark, 'Open The Door', featured in Episode 1, first aired July 4, 2019. The author's name is Brian Jabas Smith, and his brilliant recent book is a powerful series of life writing stories, exploring the broken and underground lives of Americans just getting by in the Arizona we know from Breaking Bad... it's...

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MEL PRYOR'S JUDGING REPORT FOR THE SMART PRIZE!

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We are delighted to be able to announce the winners of the Christopher Smart Poetry Prize, judged by the respected British poet Mel Pryor. Here is her report below; the winners will be offered contracts and can choose to accept publication and their cash prizes: Christopher Smart Judge’s Report It was a huge pleasure to read the shortlisted entries for the Christopher Smart prize and I discovered many potential winners. The sculpted lyricism, precision, and restrained eroticism of Katherine Fallon’s collection Goldstar haunted me over several readings, and Goldstar is the prize’s runner up. Uche Ogbuji’s collection Ńchéfù Road caught...

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Brilliant American Poet Terese Svoboda Judging the 2020 Sexton Prize!

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The Sexton Prize is an annual publication award now with a $2,000 prize for an outstanding new collection of poetry by an American poet. The winning manuscript will be published by Eyewear Publishing LTD in the United Kingdom, and distributed in both the United States and the United Kingdom and Ireland, simultaneously in 2020. The final judge for the 2020 Sexton Prize is the prize-winning American poet Terese Svoboda. Terese Svoboda is a poet, fiction writer, biographer and memoirist. Her poetry collections include When the Next Big War Blows Down the Valley: Selected and New Poems (Anhinga Press, 2015), Treason...

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ANNOUNCING THE WINNER AND RUNNER UP OF THIS YEAR’S MELITA HUME POETRY PRIZE

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Eyewear Publishing is thrilled to announce the results of the Melita Hume Poetry Prize for this year (the prize has been running since 2012). This prestigious international prize recognises the best debut poetry collection from poets aged 35 and under from the UK and Ireland. Winner Jessica Mayhew’s entry Longship earns her £2,000 and a publishing deal with Eyewear and runner up Ellen Viola is awarded £200 for her collection, The Eel, plus an Eyewear publishing contract. Competition judge and award-winning poet Colette Sensier says, ‘I was lucky enough to discover many bright new voices on the Melita Hume shortlist...

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