Primers Volume Two

Primers: Volume Two

Ben Bransfield, Cynthia Miller & Marvin Thompson


The best of new voices in poetry, published by Nine Arches Press in conjunction with The Poetry School. Primers Vol.2 collects together three selected poets from a nationwide scheme to fnd exciting new voices in poetry - there's much here to delight and dazzle.


Edited by Jacob Sam-La Rose, this year's Primers poets are Ben Bransfield, Cynthia Miller and Marvin Thompson.


Ben Bransfield is from Shropshire. His poems have appeared in The North, Obsessed with Pipework, ASH, and have been placed in Peterloo and Wenlock competitions. He was named a Poetry Society Teacher Trailblazer in 2015, and he lives and teaches in London.


Cynthia Miller is a brand strategist and Co-Director of Verve, Birmingham’s inaugural Poetry and Spoken Word Festival 2017. She was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize in 2013 and has a poem forthcoming in The Emma Press Anthology of Love.


Marvin Thompson was born in London to Jamaican parents, and now lives in mountainous South Wales. As well as having an MA in Creative Writing, his poems have appeared in numerous journals. These include Stand Magazine and The Poetry Review.    


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In 2015, The Poetry School and Nine Arches Press launched a nationwide scheme to find exciting new voices in poetry with Kathryn Maris and Jane Commane as selecting editors. After reading through hundreds of anonymous entries, and narrowing down the choices from longlist to shortlist, a final four poets emerged as clear choices: Geraldine Clarkson, Lucy Ingrams, Maureen Cullen and Katie Griffiths.