Featuring new poetry by Lewis Buxton, Amelia Loulli and Victoria Richards.
Edited and chosen by Kim Moore and Jane Commane.
Date: 2nd May 2019
Extent: 80 pp
About the Book:
In 2018, The Poetry School and Nine Arches Press launched their nationwide Primers scheme for a fourth time, in search of exciting and emerging talent in contemporary poetry, with Kim Moore and Jane Commane as selecting editors. After reading through hundreds of anonymous entries, and narrowing down the choices from longlist to shortlist, three poets emerged as clear choices: Lewis Buxton, Amelia Loulli and Victoria Richards.
Primers: Volume Three now collects together a showcase from each of the three poets. It is an irresistible invitation to step out of ourselves and our bodies and drop your expectations on the dancefloor, to take the plunge on the rollercoaster-ride of grief, motherhood and new life, and to meet desire in all its outrageous, dazzling and joyous forms. Secrets, disclosures, changed names and brilliant disguises make a vivid, adventurous and often deeply moving selection of new work from some of poetry's most talented emerging voices.
Praise for Primers: Volume Four
"All three poets are rooted in the territory of the body and the expectations placed on it by society though their concerns range widely - from an examination of toxic masculinity to female desire and motherhood. Their approach to language and form is varied, but what is consistent is their ability as poets to invite the reader to see the world in a different way." - Kim Moore
ABOUT THE POETS:
Lewis Buxton was born in London in 1993. He is a poet, performer & arts producer. His poems have appeared in Ambit, Ink, Sweat & Tears and Oxford Poetry as well as coming third in the Magma Poetry Prize. He lives in Norwich.
Amelia Loulli lives in Cumbria with her three children and an undisclosed, but significantly large, number of books. Her poetry has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize in 2016 and 2017, and last year she was shortlisted for Primers Volume Three.
Victoria Richards is a journalist and writer. In 2017/18 she was shortlisted in the Bath Novel Award and the Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize, was highly commended for poetry in the Bridport Prize and came third in The London Magazine Short Story Competition. She was also longlisted in the National Poetry Competition.
In 2017, the Poetry School and Nine Arches Press launched their nationwide Primers scheme for a third time, in search of exciting new voices in poetry, with Hannah Lowe and Jane Commane as selecting editors. After reading through hundreds of anonymous entries, and narrowing down the choices from longlist to shortlist, three poets emerged as clear choices: Romalyn Ante, Aviva Dautch and Sarala Estruch.
The Nine Arches Press blog features poems from many of our poets, as well as interviews and articles.