Primers Volume Four



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Nine Arches Press
25 April 2019
ISBN: 9781911027713
80 pages

From the publisher

Featuring new poetry by Lewis Buxton, Amelia Loulli and Victoria Richards. Edited and chosen by Kim Moore and Jane Commane.

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 Four 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.

"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