Lily Blacksell


Lily is finding her feet in the poetry section and that’s only a joke about scansion if you want it to be. She is a poet herself with a pamphlet called There’s No Such Thing, published by ignitionpress. Lily has just moved back from New York and the return to correct spelling has been very soothing for her.

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Carcanet New Poetries VII

A gaggle of geese, a murder of crows, a smack of jellyfish, a packet of crisps; but what does one call a selection of poets? ‘A chine, a prickle, a surfeit, a blessing’ riffs editor Michael Schmidt in his preface to

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Poetry Pamphlet Picks

In times like these, when the fizzy drinks tax is popping off and it feels like it costs at least a tenner just to tie your laces and leave your house, we thought we’d reassure you with some CHEAP POETRY PAMPHLETS and ...

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T.S. Eliot Prize 2017

Like me, the TS Eliot Prize loves to celebrate poets and their collections published in the U.K. and Ireland. Like me, it is 25 this year. The prize money has increased handsomely by £5,000 to commemorate the milestone, ...

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