A Burning Eye Debut. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere by Alice Furse. Out now…

Ten:Ten. 10:10.

9781909136502This is a big Burning Eye day. There are at least 2 Burning Eye associated birthdays today and and and (drum roll…)

Alice Furse’s 5STAR reviewed debut novel Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere is officially OUT TODAY and available from a variety of reputable booksellers in these here United Kingdoms.

You can read the first chapter over on the book page of the Burning Eye Book Store and purchase in Paperback (£8.99 incl. Free UK P+P.) or Ebook  (£4.99 for Kindle, kobo, Nook, Apple iBooks and all epub compatible devices).  You know what to do.

Or it is available via your local bookshop (if they don’t have it already they will order it for you) or from these sellers:

Hive – order online and they deliver via your local bookshop. Best of both worlds!







Woot! It is National Poetry Day a day for bunking off and sneaking into posh poetry gigs without paying and heckling the mumblers…

978190913603897819091361139781909136175978190913610697819091362059781909136236978190913626797819091363359781909136229The theme is remember remember… so don’t forget to get your nose into this bag of bargains cos the Burning Eye £1 Poetry Book Sale is still on and running until the end of the week. http://burningeye.bigcartel.com/category/1-poetry-sale

Making lists with Jo Bell outside the Forward Prize for Poetry

Originally posted on Proletarian Poetry:

I went to the Forward Poetry Awards last night and introduced myself to Jo Bell, who not only said ‘hi’ and ‘nice to meet you’, but ‘join us, and let’s talk about Proletarian Poetry’.

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Jo Bell

It turns out Jo had already noticed PP and put up a question on her Facebook page asking for suggestions of poets whose poems might be included on this page. Setting aside what appears to be some ‘heated’ discussion about what ‘working class’ is, which I have decided purposely not to define as I am going to let the poems speak to that, many were suggested. Those I haven’t got already include, Sean O’Brien, Kate Fox, Robin Robinson, Benjamin Zephaniah, Neil Rollinson, Nick Laird, Ian Duhig, Patrick Kavanagh, Philip Levine, Fred Voss, Raymond Carver, Tom Leonard, Eddie Gibbons, William Letford . . . “Gary Snyder wrote a lot about physical work, and Scottish…

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