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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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On World Poetry Day We Announce Our Sexton Prize Winners!

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It is World Poetry Day 21 March, and we take this opportunity to announce the winners of our Sexton Poetry Prize, for the best unpublished poetry collection by an American poet. The prize is now $1,500 USD, and also comes with publication by Eyewear, and distribution in the UK, Ireland and the USA. Our past winners were selected by Don Share and Kimiko Hahn, and in our third year, our judge has been just as distinguished - Pulitzer-winning critic, the poet Professor Lloyd Schwartz. This year our judge has decided to select joint winners, who are happy to accept the...

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THE SEXTON PRIZE FOR POETRY 2018 SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

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The Sexton Prize for Poetry is now in its third year, and continues to celebrate the trans-Atlantic bridge between British and American poetry, by being the only UK prize solely dedicated to American poets; this year's judge, Pulitzer-winner Professor Lloyd Schwartz, follows in the footsteps of our two previous exceptionally distinguished and discerning judges, Don Share, and Kimiko Hahn. Here are the 12 shortlisted poets, in alphabetical order for their first names, with a brief statement from them about their collections. Eyewear is proud to offer a diverse and inclusive shortlist. We will be announcing the winner on or before...

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WINTER 2019 EYEWEAR LAUNCH AT FAMOUS BRIXTON WINDMILL!

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We'll be celebrating our 7th birthday and a clutch of recent pamphlets from the Goggles series, with some guest readings, on February 10th, 2-5 pm, at the famous indie club, The Windmill in Brixton. Free admission, adults only. Hope to see you there! Readers: Alexandra Strnad Alex Wylie Barbara Marsh Elisa Matvejeva Gale Burns Judymay Murphy Khariis Ubiaro Matthew Paul Niall Firth Rhiannon Williams Teige Maddison Tim Dooley    

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EYEWEAR POET IN BEST AMERICAN POETRY ANTHOLOGY!

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We are very proud to report that important critic and poet Dana Gioia read Mandy Kahn's poem "Ives" on BBC Radio's Front Row a few days ago. You can hear the piece at the link below; the interview begins at 7:20 and Dana Gioia starts talking about the Best American Poetry anthology he has included the poem in, at 10:25. Mandy's is the only poem he reads! This is a huge honour for our poet and we congratulate her heartily. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0001bqn

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