The editor of Eyewear, Todd Swift, has been the victim of a common assault outside The Marylebone Hotel at noon, this past Thursday. While he recovers and seeks restitution, he may not be posting here.
Eyewear thinks that the whole point of July is to take it easy, soak up the sun, and stay outside as much as possible, reading, relaxing, and sipping lemonade. As this is our ethos, the blog will resume in August, with poems by Stephen Burt, and reviews of many new and recent poetry collections. Keep looking out for poetry in the meantime, and enjoy our numerous previous posts!
Eyewear Publishing Ltd. is delighted to announce the 13 shortlisted poets for the Melita Hume Prize, 2013, to be judged by Jon Stone (winner announced September). We received an extraordinary number of superb debut collections from poets 35 years of age or under based in the UK or Ireland - it was a difficult choice, but each of these poets has written a collection of brilliance:
MARIA APICHELLA KEIRAN PATRICK GODDARD CARINA HART KEITH JARRETT MARK LEECH JESSICA MAYHEW RICHIE McCAFFERY MARION McCREADY STEFAN MOHAMED RACHAEL MADELEINE NICHOLAS SHELLEY ROCHE-JACQUES V. A. SOLA SMITH TOM WEIR