The Valley Press Anthology of Prose Poetry
Posted on 11 July 2019
This weekend sees the launch of the Valley Press Anthology of Prose Poetry edited by Anne Caldwell and Oz Hardwick. I'll be travelling to Leeds to be part of the launch event and excited to be reading alongside some other fantastic prose poetry practitioners. There's also a day-long symposium about prose poetry which promises to be enlightening and inspiring.
My poem 'Hellbox' from The Print Museum features in the anthology, and it's in fantastic company.
The book is described as 'featuring bite-sized morsels of original writing from newly-crowned laureate Simon Armitage, Jen Hadfield, Luke Kennard, Helen Mort, George Szirtes, Kim Moore, Inua Ellams, Carrie Etter and a host of other new and established talent, this is the ideal travelling companion for readers searching for a mind-expanding literary adventure.
Prose poetry is at the cutting edge of contemporary writing, freeing words from the bounds of traditional poetic grammar and bringing the magic of verse to flash fiction. In this ambitious, ground-breaking anthology, Valley Press showcases new work from a diverse range of UK writers, carefully curated by editors Anne Caldwell and Oz Hardwick.'