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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

THIS DIALOGUE OF ONE HAS WON THE FAMED PEGASUS PRIZE FROM THE POETRY FOUNDATION!

Eyewear Publishing has just won the world's most prestigious prize for poetry criticism in the English world for its recent collection of essays by poet, scholar, editor, anthologist and UCL professor Mark Ford, titled This Dialogue of One! The prize is from The Poetry Foundation & Poetry Magazine and is called The Pegasus Prize for Criticism.


We're only a small indie press in the UK, but we were competing against presses like Harvard University Press, FSG, Graywolf and others, with far larger staff and budgets - establishing publisher Todd Swift and his dynamic team (Cate Myddleton-Evans and Edwin Smet, with Oliver Jones) as a David against Goliath figure in literary publishing, here and across the pond in America. Eyewear's editorial vision  has already led to a first-time novelist, Sumia Sukkar, getting a BBC Radio adaptation for her debut.

Meanwhile the prize cements brilliant Mark Ford as one of the key poetry critics of our age, the equal of fabled Randall. He's also a major poet of our time, too. We are grateful to him for placing his trust in a small new press.
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