Poetry. Modeled on the famous United States competition, the second annual Best New British and Irish Poets competition was open to any poet of British or Irish citizenship and/or UK or Irish residency who has not yet published (and is not under contract to publish) a full-length collection of poetry. Poems submitted for consideration could have appeared in print before, or in a pamphlet, though not online. This diverse and lively group of writers from across these isles represents the most interesting new voices writing in the English language today.
Luke Kennard is the author of numerous works of poetry and short fiction. His first collection of poems, The Solex Brothers, was published in 2005, and won him one of that year's Eric Gregory Awards. His second collection, The Harbour Beyond the Movie, made him the youngest writer to be nominated for the Forward Prize for Best Collection. He has since published two further full collections, and two pamphlets, one of which, The Necropolis Boat, was the Poetry Book Society's Pamphlet Choice in 2012. In addition to poetry, he writes criticism, short fiction, and is currently working on his first novel. He currently teaches English and Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham.Author City: BIRMINGHAM UNK