Faber & Faber - Faber New Poets
Faber New Poets
Filmed at Faber & Faber, in October 2014.
Faber New Poets exists to encourage new writers at a crucial point in their career. Open to those who have yet to publish a first collection or pamphlet, the scheme offers mentoring, pamphlet publication and financial support. Assembling a first collection can seem like a daunting challenge to a young poet: how do they know when the manuscript is ready? How many poems should it contain? Whose opinions should they seek out? Can it be better to wait?
By offering a tripartite package of financial assistance, mentorship and pamphlet publication, the Faber New Poets scheme intends to provide support and direction for four new poets to develop their work.
The successful candidates will be announced in Spring 2015, drawn from the advice of a panel of experienced poets and prominent practitioners from the poetry world.
Four poets were given awards for 2009: Fiona Benson,Toby Martinez de las Rivas, Heather Phillipson and Jack Underwood.
In 2010, the awarded poets were Joe Dunthorne, Annie Katchinska, Sam Riviere and Tom Warner.
In 2014, the awarded poets were Rachael Allen, Will Burns, Zaffar Kunial and Zaffar Kunial.
Find out more at faber.co.uk