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Rebecca Gayle Howell’s AN AMERICAN PURGATORY Wins the 2016 Sexton Prize for Poetry

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20 October—LONDON Eyewear Publishing is pleased to announce that Rebecca Gayle Howell is the winner of the 2016 Sexton Prize for her manuscript AN AMERICAN PURGATORY. Don Share, editor of Poetry Magazine and final judge for the inaugural Sexton Prize, selected Howell’s AN AMERICAN PURGATORY from a shortlist of seven manuscripts from this year’s open competition. Share called AN AMERICAN PURGATORY “far-reaching, inventive, surprising, and apt…a terrific book.” Howell’s previous publications include Render /An Apocalypse (CSU, 2013), which was selected by Nick Flynn for the Cleveland State University First Book Prize and was a finalist for ForeWord Review's Book of the...

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Eyewear Publishing Acquires Tara Skurtu's THE AMOEBA GAME

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26 September—LONDON Eyewear Publishing is pleased to announce the addition of The Amoeba Game, the debut poetry collection by American poet Tara Skurtu, to our Autumn 2017 list.  Skurtu, born in Key West, Florida, is a Boston-based poet and translator currently living in Romania, where she is a 2015-2017 Fulbright lecturer at Transilvania University of Brașov and is translating contemporary Romanian poetry.  Skurtu holds her MFA in Creative Writing from Boston University, and a double degree in English and Spanish from the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is the recipient of two Academy of American Poets prizes, a Marcia Keach Poetry Prize, and...

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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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Eyewear Publishing LTD Acquires Long-Awaited Second Poetry Collection by Alice Anderson 

February 3—LONDON—Eyewear Publishing LTD is pleased to announce the acquisition of THE WATERMARK, a new poetry collection by Alice Anderson, author of Human Nature (NYU Press, 1994) and of the forthcoming memoir Some Bright Morning, I’ll Fly Away (St. Martin’s Press). Publisher’s Weekly said in its starred review of Human Nature, “Anderson's life force is implicit in the language throughout these poems, objective, exact, charged with an emotional force given only to those who have been to hell and returned to tell the tale.” Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild, said “Anderson's honesty will take your breath away. She has the...

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