Poetry. Modelled on the famous United States competition, the third 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 or will not publish a full-length collection of poetry. This anthology comprises work by some of the biggest rising stars and new talents in these isles.
Maggie Smith is the author of GOOD BONES (Tupelo Press, 2017); THE WELL SPEAKS OF ITS OWN POISON (Tupelo Press 2015), winner of the Dorset Prize and the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards Gold Medal in Poetry; Lamp of the Body (Red Hen Press 2005), winner of the Benjamin Saltman Award; and three prizewinning chapbooks. Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, The Southern Review, Magma, Waxwing, Virginia Quarterly Review, Guernica, and many other journals. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, and the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Smith is a freelance writer and editor, and she serves as a consulting editor to the Kenyon Review.Author City: BEXLEY, OH USA