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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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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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THE MELITA HUME POETRY PRIZE SHORTLIST

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With a prize now of 2000 pounds, and running since 2012, the Melita Hume Poetry Prize has become significant in the UK this decade for discovering and supporting emerging excellence - and its previous shortlists have showcased immense talent. This year's judge, novelist and poet, Colette Sensier (herself once a Hume runner-up), will be delightfully challenged to pick a winner from the 11 shortlisted debut poetry collections, noted below - all poets were 35 years of age or younger, and a citizen or resident of the UK and/or Ireland, at time of entry. Colette Sensier is a Brighton-born, London-based writer...

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