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New Poetries VI

Edited by Michael Schmidt and Helen Tookey

New Poetries VI
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ISBN: 978 1 784100 37 7
Categories: 21st Century, Anthologies, Bestsellers, British, First Collections
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: July 2015
216 x 135 x 14 mm
256 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • Awards
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  • From the first New Poetries anthology, published in 1994, through to this sixth volume, the series has showcased the work of some of the most engaging and inventive new poets writing in English from around the world, many of whom have subsequently gone on to achieve notable success: Sophie Hannah, Vona Groarke, Patrick McGuinness, Kei Miller, Caroline Bird, David Morley, Jane Yeh, William Letford, Tara Bergin, and many others. Crucially, the New Poetries anthologies have never sought to identify a ‘school’, much less a ‘generation’: the poets included employ a wide range of styles, forms and approaches, and ‘new’ need not be taken to imply ‘young’. Poets include Vahni Capildeo, John Clegg, Joey Connolly, Adam Crothers, Eric Langley, Rebecca Watts, Judith Willson, Alex Wong, and more.
    Michael Schmidt
    Michael Schmidt FRSL, poet, scholar, critic and translator, C107was born in Mexico in 1947; he studied at Harvard and at Wadham College, Oxford, before settling in England. Among his many publications are several collections of poems and a novel, The Colonist (1981), about a boy’s childhood in Mexico. He is general ... read more
    Helen Tookey
    Helen Tookey was born near Leicester in 1969. She studied philosophy and literature at university and currently teaches Creative Writing at Liverpool John Moores University. Her short collection Telling the Fractures, a collaboration with photographer Alan Ward, was published by Axis Projects in 2008. Her verse was anthologised in New ... read more
    Awards won by Michael Schmidt Winner, 2016 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem - Sasha Dugdale's 'Joy', published in PN Review 227  (PN Review 227 )
    Awards won by Helen Tookey Winner, 2015 Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry Prize for First Full Collection (Missel-Child)
    Praise for Michael Schmidt 'It has attempted to take poetry out of the backwaters of intellectual life and to find in it again the crucial index of cultural health.'
    Cairns Craig, Times Literary Supplement
    '€˜The most engaged, challenging and serious-minded of all the UK'€™s poetry magazines.'
    Simon Armitage
    '...probably the most informative and entertaining poetry journal in the English-speaking world.'
    John Ashbery
    Praise for Helen Tookey 'Missel-Child is an exceptional volume. Some of the subject-matter is ‘found’, some comes from a powerful and intelligent imagination and from keen observation. All is embodied in a language that is sensuous and strong.'
    Jeffrey Wainwright
    'The diction is unexpected, apt and deeply satisfying, focusing the reader not only on the words chosen, but also on the ghosts and resonances of those that might have been there.'
    Carola Luther
    'Her quiet, precise poems have a genuine eeriness. She has interests in both archaeology and psychology, but knows intuitively that they aren't separate -- that when we dig up the past it's our own roots we are looking at.'
    Grevel Lindop
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