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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Eyewear Poet Barbara Marsh wins 2015 Troubadour Poetry Prize

Eyewear poet Barbara Marsh has won the 2015 Troubadour Poetry Prize. Her poem about memory, ‘The Farthest Way East’, set on the US-Canada border, with its references to the “the white backdrop eclipsing the land / five months of the year,” was said by judge Jean Sprackland to reveal a little more of its meaning “each time you read it”. ... Barbara Marsh was presented with her prize by Richard Douglas Pennant of Cegin Productions, which sponsors the competition. Organiser Anne-Marie Fyfe said that the Troubadour competition helped keep Coffee-House Poetry running all year round, in the absence of any...

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Eyewear 20/20 Pamphlet Launch Tonight!

We are launching the new 20/20 series pamphlets tonight at The Camden Eye! Venue information: THE CAMDEN EYE Situated just opposite Camden Town tube station (Northern line) 2 Kentish Town RoadLondon NW1 9NX 020 7267 2622 We hope to see many of you there for readings, signed pamphlets and fun!

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