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Next Generation Poets

Next Generation Poets Gala London event

The Next Generation Poets promotion has been running throughout the UK in 2004 and will carry on into 2005.  Celebrating the work of 20 of the most exhilarating voices of the last ten years, it will culminate in a gala London event on 28 November, which provides a one-off opportunity to hear some of the most interesting new voices of the last 10 years.  Read more

Advice for poets

What poets can do to develop their writing

Practical advice to develop links with publishers, reprinted from Free Verse: Publishing opportunities for Black and Asian poets.  Read more

Poetry Writers' Yearbook 2008 competition winner

Poetry Writers' Yearbook has just announced the winner of their 2008 Competition.  Congratulations to Angela Gloker of North Yorkshire, UK. Her poem, Did You Dream of Me Last Night?, was chosen by the judge, Poetry Writers’ Yearbook editor Hilary Lissenden, who said:  Read more

Sinead Morrissey wins the T S Eliot Prize

The Poetry Book SocietySpecialist book club founded by T S Eliot in 1953, which aims to offer the best new poetry published in the UK and Ireland. Members buy at 25% discount. The PBS has a handsome new website at, which awards the T S Eliot Prize for Poetry, announced the 2013 winner on 13 January at an elegant award ceremony in the Courtyard of the Wallace Collection in London. Chair of the Judges Ian Duhig formally announced that the winner was Parallax by Sinéad Morrissey, published by Carcanet.  Read more

National Association of Writers in Education: new resources

Under the title Turning the Next Page, UK writers organisation NAWE has assembled a series of resources commissioned as part of an ongoing project in Scotland, funhded by Creative Scotland, supporting the careers of writers.  Read more

Getting your poetry published

Getting your poetry into print

Poets are naturally keen to see their work in print but it’s actually quite hard to get a first collection taken on by a publisher. This is because most poetry lists are pretty small.  Read more

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