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Are You On The Eyewear Young UK Poet's List?

Dear younger, youngish, and young poets of the UK (with or without citizenship, presumably resident, perhaps abroad), born in or since 1970, hence under the age of 44 (hence younger than the older generations of Lumsden, Nagra, Duffy, Paterson, Shapcott, Motion, etc.) - the generation of Jon Stone, Luke Kennard, Amy De'Ath, Helen Mort, Ahren Warner, Sandeep Parmar, Nathan Hamilton, James Byrne, Tom Chivers, Rachael Boast, SJ Fowler, Frances Leviston, Sam Riviere, Holly Hopkins, Jack Underwood, Emily Berry, Liz Berry, Heather Phillipson, Caleb Klaces, Kirsten Irving and Colette Sensier (among many others)... are you on this list below?  If not, please do drop me a message here or on FB.  I am thinking of writing a book on this generation or two, coming so fully into its own, especially since 2010 or so... do check and see if you've been inadvertently left off.  I aim to be inclusive.  You must have published a pamphlet, a debut collection, won a national or international prize or been commended in one, or had poems published in good magazines, print or online (Ambit, Magma, Poetry London, Poetry Review, The Rialto, PN Review, The Wolf, Eyewear, Nthposition, Stand, Agenda, etc)....

AND PLEASE NOTE, THE MELITA HUME POETRY PRIZE OPENS, FEB. 13JUDGE JON STONE.  LAST YEAR'S WINNER IS CALEB KLACES, HE LAUNCHES APRIL 24 IN BLOOMSBURY AT GOODENOUGH COLLEGE....

THE MELITA HUME POETRY PRIZE is an award of £1,000 and a publishing deal with Eyewear Publishing Ltd., for the best first full collection of a young poet writing in the English language, born in 1978 or later (that is, 35 years of age or under). The aim of this prize is to support younger emerging writers during difficult economic times. This is open to any one of the requisite age, of any nationality, resident in the United Kingdom and Ireland.  It is free to enter.


Eyewear Young UK Poets List, A Work In Progress (poets must be born in or since 1970)


  • Abigail Parry
  • Ahren Warner
  • Alice Willington
  • Alistair Noon
  • Amy De'Ath
  • Amy Evans
  • Andrew Bailey
  • Andrew Fentham
  • Andrew Spragg
  • Angus Sinclair
  • Anna Selby
  • Anna Smaill
  • Anne Welsh
  • Ben Borek
  • Ben Parker
  • Ben Stainton
  • Ben Wilkinson
  • Beppe Bartoli
  • Bethan Tichborne
  • Caleb Klaces
  • Camellia Stafford
  • Camilla Nelson
  • Cath Nichols
  • Chloe Stopa-Hunt
  • Chris McCabe
  • Chrissy Williams
  • Christopher Crawford
  • Colette Sensier
  • Colin Herd
  • Declan Ryan
  • Edward Ragg
  • Eileen Pun
  • Elizabeth Guthrie
  • Elizabeth Stefanidi
  • Elizabeth-Jane Burnett
  • Emily Berry
  • Emily Critchley
  • Emily Hasler
  • Emily Toder
  • Fabian Macpherson
  • Frances Leviston
  • Hannah Silva
  • Harry Man
  • Hayley Buckland
  • Heather Phillipson
  • Heidi Williamson
  • Helen Mort
  • Holly Corfield Carr
  • Holly Hopkins
  • Holly Pester
  • Ian Pindar
  • Ishion Hutchinson
  • Jack Underwood
  • Jacob Polley
  • Jacob Sam-La Rose
  • James Brookes
  • James Byrne
  • James Wilkes
  • Jennifer Wong
  • Jessica Mayhew
  • Jim Goar
  • Jo Crot
  • Joe Dunthorne
  • Joey Connolly
  • John Challis
  • Jon Stone
  • Jonty Tiplady
  • Kaddy Benyon
  • Kate Potts
  • Katherine Kilalea
  • Kathryn Simmonds
  • Kei Miller
  • Kelina Gotman
  • Kelley Swain
  • Keston Sutherland
  • Kim Lockwood
  • Kirsten Irving
  • Laura Elliott
  • Laura Kilbride
  • Liz Berry
  • Lizzie Whyman
  • Lorraine Mariner
  • Luke Kennard
  • Luke Wright
  • Luke Samuel Yates
  • Marcus Slease
  • Maria Taylor
  • Marianne Morris
  • Martha Sprackland
  • Martin Jackson
  • Matthew Gregory
  • Meirion Jordan
  • Melanie Challenger
  • Michael Kindellan
  • Michael McKimm
  • Miriam Gamble
  • Nat Raha
  • Nathan Hamilton
  • Oli Hazzard
  • Ollie Evans
  • Owen Sheers
  • Patrick Coyle
  • Penny Boxall
  • Phoebe Power
  • Rachael Allen
  • Rachael Boast
  • Rachael Nicholas
  • Rebecca Cremin
  • Richard Lambert
  • Richard Parker
  • Ryan Van Winkle
  • S.J. Fowler
  • Sam Riviere
  • Samantha Jackson
  • Sandeep Parmar
  • Sarah Howe
  • Sarah Kelly
  • Sarah Westcott
  • Siddhartha Bose
  • Simon Turner
  • Sophie Baker
  • Sophie Robinson
  • Stefan Mohamed
  • Stephen Emmerson
  • Steve Willey
  • Stuart Calton
  • Swithun Cooper
  • Tamarin Norwood
  • Theo Best
  • Thomas Ironmonger
  • Tiffany Anne Tondut
  • Tim Cockburn
  • Toby Martinez de las Rivas
  • Todd von Joel
  • Tom Chivers
  • Tom Warner
  • Tom Weir
  • Tony Williams
  • V.A. Sola Smith
  • Zoe Brigley
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