Unknown becomes known: discovering new poets, new poems

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

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A key aim of our No One You Know anthology is to introduce readers to poems that are admired by the poets who have chosen them and need to be more widely known. If you like the sound of that idea and would like to read No One You Know then please visit our Unbound webpage here and pledge some funds – no matter how small - to speed this new anthology into publication. In our occasional updates, we…

Anthology gifts & new discoveries

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Golden treasury

When I think about the anthologies I go back to – like my childhood favourite, the gorgeously illustrated Golden Treasury of Poetry, selected by Louis Untermeyer, or Roger McGough’s Strictly Private – they are the ones where I know I can revisit old favourite poems – Elizabeth Bishop’s ‘The Fish’, May Swenson’s ‘Was Worm’ or Elizabeth Jennings’ ‘Absence’ but also the anthologies where I know I can…

Please spread the word about No One You Know

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Dear friends 

Thank you for your amazing and generous support of No One You Know.

We cannot publish this book without you, and appreciate what you have done for us enormously.

Please can we invite you to support this project even further, by spreading word about it among your networks?

If you could tell just one or two like-minded people about the book we would be so grateful. You know…

Against the Grain: unbound poetry

Friday, 1 December 2017

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In our quest to secure crowdfunding for our new anthology, No One You Know, with Unbound, Anthony Wilson and I are writing a series of blog posts about poetry anthologies that have influenced us as readers and writers. We'd love to know what your favourite anthologies are.

An approval copy of the Against the Grain anthology (published by Nelson) appeared in the English department where I worked…

Discovering Geoffrey Summerfield's Worlds

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

In support of crowdfunding our new anthology of poems, No One You Know, with Unbound, Sue Dymoke and I are starting a series of blog posts about anthologies which have influenced us as readers and writers. Below I discuss Geoffrey Summerfield’s classic Worlds: Seven Modern Poets (Charles Causley, Thom Gunn, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, Norman MacCaig, Adrian Mitchell, Edwin Morgan), Penguin Education…

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