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New Title Out Now: BOLDFACE by Nasser Hussain

Boldface presents a collection of poetry from writer and lecturer Nasser Hussain. The book is organized into three sections: Buy and Sell and Give and Take, Rhythms, and Trivial Pursuits. The first section is marked out by a thematic concentration... Continue Reading →

Never Mind The Bloodaxe – Here’s Salena Godden…

OUT NOW: Light at the End of the Tenner by Andrew ‘Mulletproof’ Graves

  In this follow up to his debut collection Citizen Kaned, Andrew Graves weaves nostalgia for “second hand Saturday record shops” with the colour of contemporary multi-cultural urban Britain in a cadence that is all his own. The poetry of... Continue Reading →

Out Now: Joyriding the Storm by Vanessa Kisuule

'The best performance poet in the UK' - Dan Holloway Vanessa Kisuule is a rising star of British poetry. She has won several slams including Farrago School’s Out Slam Champion 2010, Poetry Rivals 2011, Next Generation Slam 2012, and SLAMbassadors... Continue Reading →

Lucy English “The hippy chick love mother sex goddess” Bristol is the best City on the planet to live in according to a new poll of everyone everywhere. As if you didn't already know it huh? Lucy English is the undisputed love mother sex goddess of the Bristol... Continue Reading →

New from Burning Eye: Prayer to Imperfection – Poems 1996-2014 by Lucy English

  When Burning Eye was forged near on two years ago it was with the express mission to publish poets like Lucy English. To anyone within the world of what is known as performancespokenwordpoetry (or any variation on that theme)... Continue Reading →

This collaboration between poet Dan Cockrill and cartoonist Tony Husband showcases two creative talents working in symbiosis. Created together in close collaboration the combination of the two elements in each poem/cartoon transcend either medium to achieve something greater. The light... Continue Reading →

OUT NOW – Ten Thousand Things by Jeremy Toombs

Illinois born, Kentucky raised, resident of Bristol, England, Jeremy Toombs: traveller, teacher, musician, spiritual human, soon to be father.  It would be too easy to throw you the word "beat" here, yes you can feel the influence in Jeremy's poetry,... Continue Reading →

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