Poetry Writers' Yearbook 2007

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Writing poetry is more popular than ever and there has never been a greater opportunity to find an outlet for your work. The Poetry Writers' Yearbook gives detailed listings of publishing companies, events and competitions where your voice can be heard. It provides comprehensive information and advice on funding, self-publishing and how you can survive and thrive as a poet.

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Overview

Writing poetry is more popular than ever and there has never been a greater opportunity to find an outlet for your work. The Poetry Writers' Yearbook gives detailed listings of publishing companies, events and competitions where your voice can be heard. It provides comprehensive information and advice on funding, self-publishing and how you can survive and thrive as a poet.

This new book includes a foreword by Andrew Motion and contributions from established poets George Szirtes, Andrew Motion, Colette Bryce and Carol Ann Duffy. Professional publishers at Faber, Blood Axe and Poetry Review give practical advice on getting your work in print. Hear from an Arvon Prize judge on how he selects prize winners, and from the founder of Apples and Snakes on performing your work. Packed with useful contacts and advice, the Poetry Writers' Yearbook brings poets and audiences together in a reliable and authoritive reference source.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780713675764
  • Publisher: A&C Black Publishers, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Series: Poetry Writers' Yearbook Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Gordon Kerr is a former Director of the Poetry Book Society. He is a published poet, Features Editor of The Book Magazine, launching March 2006 and a regular columnist in Publishing News.

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Table of Contents


Foreword   Andrew Motion     v
Introduction: Reading, Writing, Learning, Being   George Szirtes     vii
Markets for Poetry
A Publisher Writes   Neil Astley     1
The Long and Winding Road to Publication   Alex Macmillan     6
Publishers UK and Ireland     10
Making a Living as a Poet   Michael Symmons Roberts     38
Pamphlet Power, Poet Power   Hazel Cameron     40
An Education in Everything   Colette Bryce     42
Magazines, A Brief Overview: Poetry in a Matchbox   James Byrne     45
Magazines     48
E-Magazines     91
Performance Poetry: More Ear than Eye?   Mario Petrucci     96
Poetry Venues     100
A Poet's Life   John Burnside     111
Getting Seen
Poetry Agents     115
Parapoetry   Julia Bird     119
Competitions and Awards     122
Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Self-Publishing is Nothing to Be Ashamed Of   Gordon Kerr     147
Poetry Festivals     150
Supporting Your Work
The Poetry Book Society   Chris Holifield     163
The PoetrySociety     166
Poetry Organisations     170
Poetry and Arts Council England   Gary McKeone     191
A Poetry Tutor's Experience   Myra Schneider     194
Creative Writing Courses     197
Poets in Schools   Mandy Coe     205
Poetry Writers' Groups     208
Resources
Getting There   Jeremy Reed     224
Poetry Bookshops     227
Poetry Libraries     233
Useful Books     237
Poetry Websites     238
Index     243
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