John M Sweeney says
'if anyone could predict which books will sell, publishing wouldn't be the dumb business it really is.'
Robert Peake, an American poet living in Britain, shares his thoughts on craft and innovation
Andrew O’Hagan prepares to complete a journey around the British Isles begun with Seamus Heaney, and reflects on his lifelong immersion in poetry, and celebrates poets as risk-takers and miracle-workers.
Emma Lee offers a step by step guide and checklist
ourselves to values such as empathy and insight. Poetry can be a spiritual practice, a way of life.
is a mission, not a business.
Ian Gregson, Professor of Creative Writing at Bangor University wonders if universities are doing poetry
books a disservice.
Helena Nelson at Happenstance Press puts forward here 10 reasons to submit to magazines.
What follows is the Jo Bell Method; the method of an immensely, award-winningly disorganised poet who
nonetheless has managed to win awards. Her vast and lofty experience teaches her that the key part of
winning any prize or getting into a journal is this: SEND THE BUGGERS OFF.
2014 has offered further proof, if any were still needed, that poetry blogs are here to stay amid the maelstrom of social media.