With an introduction from Luke Kennard.
[NOTE: THIS BOOK WILL BE SHIPPED IN TIME FOR PUBLICATION ON 26 Feb 2018]
This book contains the winning and commended poems from the Verve Festival 2018 City Themed Poetry Competition judged by Luke Kennard. They are the best of an extremely good bunch of poems that we received on the subject – from all over the country, but also from Europe, the USA, Africa and The Middle East.
Alongside these poems you will find six city poems that Verve commissioned from our own selection of local poets of note in the city of Birmingham. Roy McFarlane, Bohdan Piasecki, Amerah Saleh, Jenna Clake, Casey Bailey and Ahlaam Moledina are representative of the great breadth the current poetry scene in Birmingham has.
This anthology is the second book from brand new poetry press for Birmingham; Verve Poetry Press – formed to promote and celebrate poetry in all its forms, in Birmingham, The Midlands and beyond.