The Best New British and Irish Poets 2017

The Best New British and Irish Poets 2017
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    Judged by Luke Kennard

    Modeled on the famous United States competition, the second annual Best New British and Irish Poets competition was open to any poet of British or Irish citizenship and/or UK or Irish residency who has not yet published (and is not under contract to publish) a full-length collection of poetry. Poems submitted for consideration could have appeared in print before, or in a pamphlet, though not online. This diverse and lively group of writers from across these isles represents the most interesting new voices writing in the English language today. 

    The fifty poets and poems included here are:

    PAUL ASTA, APIARIST’S CHEST 

    CHARLIE BAYLIS, FROM FIFTY SHADES OF PRUFROCK 

    DANIEL BENNETT, MONSOON 

    NIALL BOURKE, MARBLETOWN 

    ALAN BUCKLEY, MIRACLE

    JO BURNS, PLACES YOUR CHILDREN SHOULD NEVER SEE 

    JENNA CLAKE, GIRLS IN CARS 

    SIMON COLLINGS, THE APARTMENT 

    ELAINE COSGROVE, FIREMEN WAITING 

    ANNE COUSINS, HARE 

    HARRIET CREELMAN, A CHAOTIC SPRAY-EFFECT PRINT OF TIP-EX ON A SCHOOL BAG 

    THOMAS CROMPTON, ORION 

    EMMA DANES, DIFFERENT WOODS 

    SUSANNAH DICKEY, JELLYFISH PARENTS 

    EDWARD DOEGAR, VOYEURISM

    CHARLOTTE EICHLER, AT MIRROR LAKE 

    KEN EVANS, PLAYING DEAD 

    ADELE FRASER, AUTISTIC GIRL IN HOME ECONOMICS CLASS 

    ANDREW F GILES, FRANCIS BACON, STUDY OF A BULL  (1991) 

    MAEVE HENRY, BLOOD LINES 

    ROBIN HOUGHTON, SHE DISCOVERED THE INTERNET 

    ANTONY HUEN, THE HOUSES 

    MAJELLA KELLY, ANADROMOUS VOCABULARY 

    ANNA KISBY, LATE HOME AFTER LATIN 

    JOE LINES, IT TALKS 

    JOHN MCGHEE, SUPERKAFKA AND ITS IMPACT ON INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS 

    SIMON MIDDLETON, LOVE NOTE TO A DONOR FATHER 

    JESSICA MOOKHERJEE, VERNAL EQUINOX 

    DANIELLA MORITZ, I AM THE HANDMAID 

    EMMA MUST, NOTES ON THE USE OF THE AUSTRIAN SCYTHE 

    PAUL NASH, MIGRANT IN DAGENHAM PARK ALLEY 

    JACK NICHOLLS, THE DOLPHIN SINGS A LOVESONG 

    RICHARD O’BRIEN, HAMMAM 

    ELIZABETH O’CONNELL-THOMPSON, INVITATION ONLY 

    GERALDINE O’KANE, STARK 

    MATTHEW PAUL, DUCKWALKING IN WEST BERLIN 

    JAMES PEAKE, THE MIDDLE PLACES 

    RACHEL PIERCEY, AN OVERBLOWN POEM ABOUT LOVE 

    LAUREN POPE, MISCARRIAGE 

    JODY PORTER, LOOK 

    SAMUEL PRINCE, THE MAN FROM COOMA 

    MATTHEW RICE, AT THE LIGHTS 

    SAMANTHA RODEN, SHOVE YOUR TISSUES 

    SARAH SIBLEY, LONE MAN STORIES 

    LUKE SMITH, ARTMAKING FOR YOUNG MEN 

    JAYNE STANTON, UNRESERVED COACH B

    JAMES TREVELYAN, COUGAR 

    DEBORAH TURNBULL, FOUNDLING 

    CAROLYN WAUDBY, DALI’S ROSE 

    KATE WISE, DEATH COMES ASKING 

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