Well many thanks poets! What a cracking response to our competition. We had no idea we’d get so many entries!
We read through them all (of which there were almost 600!). Thank you so very much for supporting us.
We will be announcing our winners this very soon!!
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Super review over at Rogue Stands on this exceptionally sunny October day. Do go over and take a look, great title… Opening the floodgates, S.A. Leavesley’s How to Grow Matches.
Rogue Strands is edited by Matthew Stewart whose collection, The Knives of Villalejo was published by Eyewear Publishing and pamphlets by Happenstance.
Really pleased to be publishing Graham Clifford in 2019
Graham studied Fine Art at the Swindon College of Art and Design, then at Middlesex University. At the University of East Anglia, he was awarded a Masters in Creative Writing.
His first, pamphlet collection was Welcome Back to the Country, published by Seren. A full length collection, The Hitting Game, was published in 2014 (Seren). In January 2017, the Black Light Engine Room published his collection, Computer Generated Crash Test Dummies.
Huge welcome on board to Claire Walker. Claire is a Worcestershire-based poet and editor.
Her work has appeared in a range of publications, including print magazines such as The Interpreter’s House, Prole and Obsessed with Pipework, webzines such as Ink Sweat and Tears, The Poetry Shed, And Other Poems and Clear Poetry, and in anthologies such as The Chronicles of Eve (Paper Swans Press), The Pocket Poetry Book of Love (Paper Swans Press) and Bonnie’s Crew.
She is the author of two pamphlets published by V. Press – The Girl Who Grew Into a Crocodile (2015), and Somewhere Between Rose and Black (2017). Somewhere Between Rose and Black was shortlisted for Best Poetry Pamphlet in the 2018 Saboteur Awards.
Her website is https://clairewalkerpoetry.com
We’re pleased to welcome Michelle Diaz to the Against the Grain stable and will be publishing her pamphlet, The Dancing Boy, next year.
Michelle has been writing poetry since the late 90s. She started performing her poems in 1998 at Covent Garden’s Poetry Café. She has been published by Prole, Strix, Live Canon, Amaryllis, the ‘Please Hear What I’m not Saying’ Mind anthology and was awarded 3rd prize in the Mere Literary Competition 2017.
She has a son with Tourette Syndrome and had a very unusual upbringing—both of which have been huge inspirations for her writing. She lives in the colourful and strange town of Glastonbury. Without poetry her soul would be incredibly hungry.