My final issue of NER as its poetry editor is now out and features a retrospective of poems I selected for its pages over my 19 years as their poetry editor. A very interesting glimpse of poetry in the magazine over the past 19 years! To order the issue (it will likely sell out) or to subscribe, click here.
The NBF announces the finalists for the National Book Award.
(click post title for full range of shortlists and scroll up or down to see the different categories)
The first Man Booker prize to allow American nominees went to Richard Flanagan for The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
Flanagan, 53, was presented with his award, which comes with a £50,000 check, by the Duchess of Cornwall at Guildhall, London.
Artist: Jodi Harvey-Brown
§ Chris Abani, USA Ford Fellow (Evanston, IL)
§ Peter Bagge, USA Rockefeller Fellow (Seattle, WA)
§ Natalie Diaz, USA Ford Fellow (Mohave Valley, AZ)
§ Rigoberto González, USA Rolón Fellow (Forest Hills, NY)
§ Achy Obejas, USA Ford Fellow (Oakland, CA)
§ Daniel Woodrell, USA Zell Fellow (West Plains, MO)
(to see the Fellows in all 8 disciplines and the amounts of the prizes, click post title above)
Sir Andrew Motion is an English poet and novelist who was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2009.
He has been awarded several poetry awards, including the Arvon Prize, the John Llewelyn Rhys Prize and the Dylan Thomas Prize. He was knighted for his services to literature in 2009.
Here are his top 10 tips for being a successful poet.