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ANNOUNCING OUR NEW PBS SELECTORS

Posted on October 15 2021


We're delighted to announce two new additions to our PBS Selectors team! The poet and publisher Anthony Anaxagorou will be joining Sarah Howe as our main PBS Book Selector and Caleb Femi will be our new Wild Card Selector. We can't wait to see their Spring 2022 selections and champion the incredible poetry they uncover for our members. They'll be working alongside our brilliant Pamphlet Selectors Nick Makoha and Mary Jean Chan and our Translation Selector Loretta Collins Klobah. Every quarter our poet-selectors choose the very best new poetry books to deliver to our members across the globe.

Raised on the North Peckham estate in South London, Caleb Femi is a poet and director. His debut collection POOR was published in 2020. He has written and directed short films for the BBC and Channel 4, and poems for Tate Modern, the Royal Society for Literature, St Paul's Cathedral, the BBC, The Guardian, and more. He has been featured in the Dazed 100 list of the next generation shaping youth culture. From 2016 to 2018, he served as the Young People's Laureate for London.

Anthony Anaxagorou is a British-born Cypriot poet, fiction writer, essayist, publisher and poetry educator. His poetry has appeared on BBC Newsnight, BBC Radio 4, ITV, Vice UK, Channel 4 and Sky Arts. His second collection After the Formalities published with Penned in the Margins was shortlisted for the 2019 T.S Eliot Prize. In 2020 he published How To Write It with Merky Books; a practical guide on the craft of poetry and fiction. He was awarded the 2019 H-100 Award for writing and publishing, and the 2015 Groucho Maverick Award for his poetry and fiction. In 2019 he was made an honorary fellow of the University of Roehampton. Anthony is artistic director of Out-Spoken, a monthly poetry and music night held at London’s Southbank Centre, and publisher of Out-Spoken Press. His forthcoming poetry collection Heritage Aesthetics will be published by Granta in 2022.

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