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The Best British Poetry 2012

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An indispensible guide to the UK poetry scene, edited by poet Sasha Dugdale. This is a must-have for anyone interested in the art from newcomers to the art to the most experienced professional and all creative writing students in the UK.

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The Best British Poetry 2012 by Sasha Dugdale, Roddy Lumsden

Best British Poetry 2012 presents the finest and most engaging poems found in British-based literary magazines and webzines over the past year. This year poet Sasha Dugdale guest edits the selection, offering a chance for readers to find some of the best work being written in the UK at the moment.

Reviews

I really enjoyed some poems in this anthology from writers I knew by name but had somehow bypassed. It's certainly a positive introduction to contemporary writing in Britain - a far wider range of styles and schools (and both the famous and lesser known, both the established magazines and the new) than is customary in British publications. -- Rob A. Mackenzie * Surroundings * Lumsden hosts a supremely eclectic party for 85 new British and Irish poets - more women than men, for once - whose newness turns on book-length debuts within the past 15 years rather than calendar age. -- Boyd Tonkin * The Independent * For poets, this is a useful anthology because Lumsden's choices are drawn from a wide range of UK poetry magazines and each poem is labelled with the source. In the back there is a handy alphabetical list of quality poetry magazines with their contact details. If you want to submit to these magazines you can read the type of poem the editors approve of. You can also find which magazines you'd like to subscribe to, and let's not forget how much these journals need our support! -- Angela Topping * Stride Magazine * The Best British Poetry 2011, edited by Roddy Lumsden, is an anthology of meticulous compilation: after a year spent foraging in the various British literary magazines, Lumsden has gathered 70 poems-representing 70 poets. In a format openly indebted to The Best American Poetry series, each poet has in turn commented on their poem's inception. Fundamental to the nature of this collection is the method of the editor; this is not an anthology of the most celebrated contemporary poets. Rather than being selected by virtue of reputation, each poet wins their place in this book by having a single good poem published in a magazine this year. -- Aime Williams * The Oxonian Review * [A]n excellent collection, imaginatively and fairly edited, making it easily one of the books that every reader of poetry wanting to know about new British and Irish poetry should own. I already look forward to the 2012 edition. -- Todd Swift * Eyewear * ... it possesses greater energy and range than the annual Forward Book of Poetry, as evidenced in poems by Gillian Allnutt, Amy De'Ath, and Chris McCabe, among others. -- Carrie Etter


About the Author

Sasha Dugdale was born in Sussex. She works as a translator and consultant for the Royal Court and other theatre companies. Her translation, Plasticine by Vassily Sigarev, won the Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Playwright. She has published two collections of translations of Russian poetry and three collections of her own poetry, Notebook (2003), The Estate (2007) and Red House (2011). In 2003 she received an Eric Gregory Award.

Roddy Lumsden (born 1966) is a Scottish poet, who was born in St Andrews. He has published five collections of poetry, a number of chapbooks and a collection of trivia, as well as editing a generational anthology of British and Irish poets of the 1990s and 2000s, Identity Parade. He lives in London where he teaches for The Poetry School.

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Publication date

15th October 2012

Author

Sasha Dugdale, Roddy Lumsden

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Publisher

Salt Publishing

Format

Paperback
176 pages

Categories

Poetry anthologies (various poets)

ISBN

9781907773259

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