Basic Nest Architecture: Polly Atkin, Seren

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Polly Atkin teaches English studies at the University of Strathclyde and lives in the Lake District, an inspiration for much of her writing.  Basic Nest Architecture is her debut collection. At least a dozen of its poems have won,  been commended or shortlisted in poetry competitions, and an extract from it was awarded New Writing North’s Andrew Waterhouse Prize in 2014. Atkin also won the Mslexia...

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Atlantic Drift: ed by James Byrne and Robert Sheppard, Arc

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Subtitled ‘An Anthology of Poetry and Poetics,’ this is an important anthology not just for the poetry in it, but for the thinking about poetry within it as well. Most people, I suspect, don’t sit down and ask themselves what they do and why when it comes to the writing of poetry; they largely do wh...

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Cry Baby: Gareth Writer-Davies, Indigo Dreams

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Based in Brecon, Gareth Writer-Davies has been commended in a number of competitions, and has also been twice shortlisted for the Bridport prize. Cry Baby is his second pamphlet published by Indigo Dr...

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Missing Miles: Hannah Stone, Indigo Dreams

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Hannah Stone holds an MA in creative writing from Leeds Trinity University. Her first  collection, Lodestone, was published by Stairwell Books in 2016. She won the Poetry Business Yorkshire Poetry pri...

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Curlew Calling: edited by Karen Lloyd, Numenius Press

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The cover of this anthology of poetry, nature writing and images “in celebration of curlew” shows a distant, indistinct bird in flight, an image that is sadly appropriate.

According to the RSPB, be...

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Our Beautiful Scars: Jane Seabourne, Offa's Press

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Wolverhampton-based poet Jane Seabourne has an MA in English literature and post-graduate certificates in education and mentoring. Now a freelance writer and mentor, most of her adult life has been sp...

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