Our fourth annual Best New British and Irish Poets anthology strings together a diverse and multilayered group of poets from across the UK and Ireland, and offers a platform to some of the most engaging new voices writing in the English language today.
NICK MAKOHA's debut collection Kingdom of Gravity was shortlisted for the 2017 Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection for he’s debut Kingdom of Gravity and nominated by The Guardian as one of the best books of 2017. He is the 2019 Writer-in-Residence for The Wordsworth Trust and Wasafiri. He is a Cave Canem Graduate Fellow and Complete Works Alumni. He won the 2015 Brunel International African Poetry prize and is the 2016 winner of the Toi Derricotte & Cornelius Eady Chapbook Prize for his pamphlet Resurrection Man. His poems appeared in The New York Times, Poetry Review, Rialto, Poetry London, Triquarterly Review, Boston Review, Callaloo, and Wasafiri. He is a Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Goldsmiths. He is a Trustee for the Arvon Foundation and The Ministry of Stories and a member of the Malika’s Poetry Kitchen collective. His play The Dark produced by Fuel theatre and directed by JMK award-winner Roy Alexander is on National Tour.
FEATURING 50 POEMS By: PETER ADAIR * ALEXANDRA BANISTER-FLETCHER * SARAH BARR * CAROLINE AM BERGRIS * AMY BLYTHE * LEO BOIX * CAROLINE BRACKEN * GAVIN BRADLEY * MICHAEL A. BROWN * IAN CAPELLI * SIMON COSTELLO * EVAN COSTIGAN * ANNE COUSINS * ELENA CROITORU * CLIVE DONOVAN * PATRICK JAMES ERRINGTON * RICH GOODSON * JAKE CHARLES HAWKEY * DAVID HEIDENSTAM * MAEVE HENRY * JOHANNA HIGGINS * NYLE HOLIHAN * PATRICK HOLLOWAY * TAMSIN HOPKINS * THOMAS IRVINE * DONALD JENKINS * DOROTHY LAWRENSON * KATHERINE LOCKTON * SIMON MADDRELL * RAIF MANSELL * JAMES MCGOVERN * SIGHLE MEEHAN * FRED MELNYCZUK * AUDREY MOLLOY * STEPHEN JAMES MOORE * BETH MORRISON * OLIVER MORT * KEVIN O'KEEFFE * MHAIRI OWENS * JANET PHILO * YVONNE REDDICK * SALLY SPEDDING * ALEXANDRA STRNAD * WILL THOMPSON * PETER VIGGERS * SARAH WALLIS * A.M. WALSH * NATALIE WHITTAKER * SARAH WILLIS * PATRICK WRIGHT