"The plural in the title is important for this quarter’s Special Commendation, it speaks to the range of different voices on offer, and, with a spectrum of ages and publishing history in other genres, also challenges that stereotype so often put forward in writing that “new” must mean “young”. There isn’t space to do justice to all the twenty three poets in such a short blurb, each one of which is given a short bio after their selection for eager readers to seek out more of their work, alongside space at the beginning of their selection to sketch out a mini manifesto or ars poetica on their influences and hoped-for directions in their work". - Andrew McMillan, PBS Selector
Edited by Michael Schmidt and John McAuliffe, this is the latest in Carcanet's celebrated introductory anthology series presenting work by two dozen poets writing in English from around the world. Featuring: Jason Allen-Paisant, Chad Campbell, Conor Cleary, Hal Coase, Jade Cuttle, Jennifer Edgecombe, Charlotte Eichler, Suzannah V. Evans, Parwana Fayyaz, Maryam Hessavi, Holly Hopkins, Rebecca Hurst, Victoria Kennefick, Jenny King, Joseph Minden, Benjamin Nehammer, Stav Poleg, Nell Prince, Padraig Regan, Tristram Fane Saunders, Colm Tóibín, Joe Carrick-Varty, Christine Roseeta Walker, Isobel Williams.
Order New Poetries VIII here with 25% off for PBS Members, published 28th January 2021.