Autumn 2019: my work will appear in a new anthology on running: This anthology will showcase a variety of new writing exploring and celebrating tracks and trails, distance and sprints, endurance and training, and the euphoria, challenges and team spirit surrounding running of all forms and paces.
Editors Ben Wilkinson, Kim Moore and Paul Deaton will be selecting the poems they think create the ideal A-team for this anthology, to be published by Smith|Doorstop in October 2019. The Poetry Business and the Editors invite you to submit your running-themed poems for consideration, along with a 75 word biography including your favourite ways, places and personal motivations to run. About the Editors: Paul Deaton Paul Deaton was born in London and raised in Wales. A Watchful Astronomy (Seren, October 2017), his debut collection, was a PBS Recommendation and a National Poetry Day selected title. His work appears regularly in The Spectator, is included in York Press for GCSE poetry study guides and in various magazines & anthologies. He has a first degree in psychology, works as a commissioning art editor and addictions counsellor in Bristol. Favourite marathon: London. Favourite race: Exmoor Stagger. Every run is a little life, a proof in living, that you are alive - a bit like poetry. Kim Moore Kim Moore was born in 1981 and lives and works in Cumbria. Her first full-length collection, The Art of Falling, was published by Seren in April 2015 and won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. She has won a New Writing North Award, an Eric Gregory Award and the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize. Her first pamphlet If We Could Speak Like Wolves was a winner in The Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition, judged by Carol Ann Duffy, was chosen as an Independent Book of the Year in 2012 and shortlisted for the Michael Marks Pamphlet Award and the Lakeland Book of the Year Award. Ben Wilkinson Ben was born in Staffordshire and now lives in Sheffield. He has won numerous awards for his poetry, including the Poetry Business Competition and a 2014 Northern Writers’ Award. His debut full collection of poems, Way More Than Luck, appeared from Seren Books in February 2018. A keen distance runner and lifelong Liverpool Football Club fan, he writes as poetry critic for the Guardian, among other publications. He teaches creative writing at the University of Bolton.http://www.poetrybusiness.co.uk/news/232/490/Call-for-Submissions-Anthology-of-poetry-on-running
'#3PoetryAnthology' (Vanguard Editions, 2019)
Jill Abram / Khayam Ayub / Jamie Baxter / Clodagh Beresford Dunne / Rachael Boast / Oliver Comins / Anthony Costello / Iris Colomb / Patrick Davidson Roberts / David Harsent / Shaun Hill / Maria Isakova Bennett / Petra Kamula / Lisa Kelly / Evalyn Lee / Jamie Lee / Marie Lightman / Rob A. Mackenzie / Mary MacRae / Caroline Maldonado / Toby Martinez de las Rivas / Fiona Moore / Nicola Nathan / Golnoosh Nour / Christian Patracchini / Shivanee Ramlochan / John Riley / Anna Saunders / Richard Scott / Elizabeth Sennitt Clough / Rachel Spence / Julian Stannard / Janet Sutherland / Lewis Todd / Tiffany Anne Tondut / Katharine Towers / Andrew Wells / Matthew Welton #3PoetryAnthology is published to coincide with, and celebrate, the 5th anniversary of Vanguard Editions, a self-funded, not-for-profit press, operating since 2014 without grants, institutional support, personal wealth, or a business development plan. This anthology completes a triptych of poetry anthologies started in 2014, which sought to gather together some of the best new and established voices in the contemporary UK poetry scene. There are no themes to these anthologies; they are meant to act like exhibition catalogues, a showcase for the work itself without editorial filters. Exclusive to #3PoetryAnthology are no fewer than 20 previously unpublished pieces, including brand new work from David Harsent, Toby Martinez de las Rivas & Richard Scott. Thank you to all the contributors for creating this fabulous cross section of such extraordinary work. Finally, I’m included work by two fine poets—Mary MacRae and John Riley—whose lives were cruelly cut short. Their two poems—‘Song’ and ‘Poem’ respectively—are amongst their finest and amongst the finest I have ever read. It’s a joy to be able to include them. Richard Skinner Summer 2019 pp.63 / £6 incl. p&p (please add £4 for outside the UK) You can purchase #3PoetryAnthology via PayPal using: firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively, you can make a bank transfer to VANGUARD READINGS, Account Number: 21788057, Sort Code: 50-10-29. Please let me know your postal address via the Contact page. Coming October 2019