Modeled on the famous United States competition, the third annual Best New British and Irish Poets anthology brings together a diverse and lively group of rising stars from across the UK and Ireland, and represents some of the most interesting new voices writing in the English language today.
MAGGIE SMITH is the author of Good Bones (Tupelo Press, 2017); The Well Speaks of Its Own Poison (2015), winner of the Dorset Prize; Lamp of the Body (Red Hen Press, 2005), winner of the Benjamin Saltman Award; and three prizewinning chapbooks. Smith is the recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Sustainable Arts Foundation. In 2016 her poem ‘Good Bones’ went viral internationally and was called the ‘Official Poem of 2016’ by Public Radio International.
FEATURING 50 POEMS By: M. J. ARLETT * KATE CAOIMHE ARTHUR * CAROLINE BOREHAM * JOE CALDWELL * JOE CARRICK-VARTY * FIONA CARTWRIGHT * MARY JEAN CHAN * GERALDINE CLARKSON * HANNAH COPLEY * EVAN COSTIGAN * ANNE COUSINS * NICOLA DALY * MICHAEL DOOLEY * JAMES FINNEGAN * SHIRLEY GORBY * DOMINIC HAND * CAROLINE HARDAKER * A. D. HARPER * CARINA HART * COLIN HASSARD * EMILY HOLT * JULIE IRIGARAY * SHANNON KELLY * ALICE KINSELLA * FIONA LARKIN * O MAYEUX * DAVID McCARTHY * EAMON McGUINNESS * REISS McGUINNESS * PAUL McMAHON * CYNTHIA MILLER * AUDREY MOLLOY * CIAN MURPHY * ALYCIA PIRMOHAMED * KERRY PRIEST * MICHAEL RAY * SHAUNA ROBERTSON * LENNI SANDERS * BREDA SPAIGHT * ALEXANDRA STRNAD * SARAH STUTT ROSAMUND TAYLOR JONATHAN TOTMAN SARAH WALLIS * JACK WARREN * SUSAN WATSON * CHRISTIAN WETHERED * MARIAH WHELAN * JAMES A. H. WHITE * PATRICK WRIGHT