MEET THE FABER NEW POETS
First launched back in 2009, the Faber New Poets series aims to identify and support emerging talents at an early stage in their writing careers. Created by the innovative publishing house Faber & Faber and funded by Arts Council England, this year sees the arrival of four new poetry pamphlets from four exciting new writers; making up the 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th pamphlets in the ongoing series.
The writers who rose out of the whopping 900 manuscript submissions are Elaine Beckett, Crispin Best, Rachel Curzon and Sam Buchan-Watts. Loyal and longstanding Popshot readers may remember Sam Buchan-Watts' beautiful poem 'Temping' which graced our fourth issue, The Modern Living Issue, a few years ago. Former Faber New Poets include Fiona Benson, Toby Martinez de las Rivas, Heather Phillipson, Jack Underwood, Joe Dunthorne, Annie Katchinska, Sam Riviere, Tom Warner, Rachael Allen, Will Burns, Zaffar Kunial and Declan Ryan.