Introduction X: The Poetry Business Book of New Poets
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Introduction X: The Poetry Business Book of New Poets

by Suzannah Evans and Peter Sansom (eds)

Price: £10

This book is for pre-order only. Publication date September 2017.

The Writing Squad present new work from their poets and alumni.

Every two years the Writing Squad recruits writers between the ages
of 16 and 21 and works with them to develop their writing through
workshops and tutorials. These writers come from a range of
backgrounds but, whatever else they are up to, they are writing.

Squad alumni include published poets and novelists, singers and
sound artists, performance poets, journalists, radio producers, TV
writers, filmmakers and playwrights.


Working with young writers like members of The Writing Squad always inspires and humbles me. The work in this anthology shows why. These are poems of urgency, wit and depth, from the surreal, haunting lyricism of Ian Burnette to the arch, precise observations of Sarah Fletcher. – Helen Mort


I wanted Boyfriends who were good at Science.
In Physics I drew love hearts, or bent and unbent
paper clips into the shape of love hearts. Whoever
doesn’t know what love is hasn’t been to a Physics
lesson and dragged a toy car across a desk to test
the forces on us. I tilted my hips and said “Gravity
is the best man, Girls, he never leaves”, and rolled
myself across the carpet. First Kiss was a boy who failed
his Science GCSE and it was like being dropped into
a conical flask. Outside, life went on. Inside, I started
to believe in particles for the first time, crawled my way
back into the library, under a duvet. Physics Boy said:
“if you split an atom you find the world trembling”.

- Jasmine Simms (Featured in Introduction X)

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