Primers Shortlist announced

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The Poetry School and Nine Arches Press have announced the shortlist and longlist for Primers Volume 3, a mentoring and publication scheme. After reading thousands of poems, judges Hannah Lowe and Jane Commane have selected ten manuscripts for the shortlist and nineteen manuscripts for the longlist.

The shortlist includes Poetry Society Members Romalyn Ante, Kostya Tsolákis, Aisha Hassan, Lisa Kiew and Yvonne Reddick, while the longlist includes Members Carla Scarano D’Antonio, Eve Ellis, Andy Hopkins, Sue Chamberlain, Martin Rieser, Charlotte Baldwin, Jeremy Grant, Hilary Watson, Alice Hiller, Olga Dermott-Bond, and Pnina Shinebourne. Former Foyle Young Poet Laura Potts also made the longlist. 

Winners will be announced at the end of November. Congratulations all!


Half-empty – Romalyn Ante

Mulberries and Plane Trees – Kostya Tsolákis

The English Dream – Sarala Estruch

Mother, Blood – Amelia Loulli

Severance – Jasmine Cooray

When The World Was Rotting – Aviva Dautch

Why I hate guavas – Aisha Hassan

Casting Off – Imogen Forster

Foreign Language Syndrome – Lisa Kiew

Desire Path – Yvonne Reddick


First Words of Goddesses – Maisie Lawrence

My Father’s Death – Carla Scarana D’Antonio

How to speak to your mother – Sophie Baker

Unsociable Hours – Joe Caldwell

Cigarette Woman – Eve Ellis

Instrumentals – Andy Hopkins

Afterwardsness – Sue Chamberlain

Unreliable Histories – Martin Rieser

Knee Deep in Old Cloud – Charlotte Baldwin

The History of Home – Laura Potts

Artists – Jeremy Grant

Mapping the Valley – Mariah Whelan

Artisan Magpie – Hilary Watson

Mothered – Alice Hiller

Dragon Egg – Liz Bassett

Cycling Backwards – Olga Dermott-Bond

Entanglement – Tom Vickers

Exposure – Pnina Shinebourne

Searching Songs – Alexandra Melville

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2 November 2017