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Smith|Doorstop Poet Louise Wallwein awarded MBE

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The Poetry Business is delighted to announce that Smith|Doorstop poet, Louise Wallwein has been awarded an MBE. 

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The 2017/18 International Book & Pamphlet Competition and the New Poets Prize

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Judging is still underway for the The 2017/18 International Book & Pamphlet Competition and the New Poets Prize. The standard of entries was exceptionally high this year, and we expect to be able to announce the four winners of each prize on Monday the 11th June.  The winners will be announced via the Competition pages on our website, our mailing list, and social media. Below you can find links to each of these: Competition page  and the  New Poets Prize  pages on The Poetry Business website Instagram Twitter Facebook Due to the new EU General Data Protection Regulations, which come into force on the 25th May, subscribers to our mailing list will need to re-subscribe in order to still receive updates from us. If you would like to receive the competition announcement via e-mail, please ensure you open the GDPR e-mail when it arrives, and confirm your consent to remain a subscriber.  We look forward to announcing the winners next month! 

Laureate's Choice reading in Sheffield - Thursday 17th May

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Date: Thursday 17th May Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm Venue: Theatre Delicatessen, Sheffield, S1 4QZ Tickets £8 / £6 click here to purchase tickets on Eventbrite The Laureate's Choice Poets are four up-and-coming poets chosen by Carol Ann Duffy as poets to watch. We're celebrating with a one-of-a-kind reading with all four poets, including Hera Lindsay Bird all the way from New Zealand! smith|doorstop Books present the Laureate's Choice poets 2018, four up-and-coming poets chosen by Carol Ann Duffy. The poets in attendance are : Keith Hutson has written for Coronation Street and many well know comedians. His poetry has been widely published in journals, and his debut pamphlet, Routines, was published in 2016 by Poetry Salzburg (where he is now a member of the editorial board)   Natalie Burdett is a poet from the West Midlands. Her poetry is widely published in anthologies and magazines and has been shortlisted for The London Magazine and Bridport prizes.   John Fennelly is ‘House Poet’ at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Writing School. He is a poet, teacher, and workshop facilitator and has been published in various magazines and commended in the Bridport and Bare Fiction Prizes.   Hera Lindsay Bird is a poet from New Zealand. Her debut collection Hera Lindsay Bird has become a cult best-seller in her own country, and was released by Penguin UK in 2017. She has won the 2017 Sarah Broom Prize and the Ockham Best First Poetry Book Award.   Four fantastic poets reading from their pamphlets. We hope you can join us.   Click here to buy tickets.

Review of 'Troupers' by Keith Hutson

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"Few collections can have such an inviting start to the ‘About the author’ notes: ‘Keith Hutson has written for Coronation Street and many well-known comedians.’ Here’s a poet with proven experience in timing, the varied rhythm and patterns of everyday speech, the ability to make every word earn its place, and all underpinned with humour. Having already encountered his work in magazines – The North , The Rialto , and Magma among them – I’d been waiting for this pamphlet. It’s every bit as good as I’d hoped".   Read more of D A Prince's review of Keith Hutsons Laureate's Choice pamphlet Troupers for London Grip here:  http://londongrip.co.uk/2018/04/london-grip-poetry-review-hutson-2/   Keith Hutson will be reading from his two pamphlets, Troupers (Smith|Doorstop, 2018) books and Routines (Poetry Salzburg, 2016) alongside Carol Ann Duffy at the following literary festivals:    Hebden Bridge Arts Festival - 1 July 2018 Edinburgh Int Book Festival - 14 August 2018 Durham Book Festival - 13 October 2018 London Literature Festival, Queen Elizabeth Hall - 20th October

Reading – John Eppel at The Poetry Cafe, London

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A rare evening with Zimbabwean poet John Eppel in the UK.

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