Stop Sharpening Your Knives 5
Published by Egg Box Publishing
Having been busy launching a new generation of talented young poets, the long-awaited fifth instalment from Stop Sharpening Your Knives is finally here.
The series has proved itself as a hotbed of new poetic talent for nearly 10 years, in one form or another and Stop Sharpening Your Knives 5 is a selection of work from over 30 of the most exciting poets around, some new and some now more established, edited by Emily Berry, Nathan Hamilton, Heather Phillipson, Sam Riviere, and Jack Underwood.
"A remarkable gathering of emerging poets."
"The poems here provide a reality check on what has long been no more than poetic self-delusion."
"Individualistic, anarchic, dissident, argumentative, fun. I wish I'd written some of these myself."
"Energy, maturity and sharpness."
The latest installment includes an appropriately playful foreword by Mark Waldron, along with poetry from Emily Toder, Ben Stainton, Heather Phillipson, Laurence O'Dwyer, Lamorna Elmer, Tim Cockburn, Callan Davies, Chrissy Williams, Catharine Woodward, Andrew MacMillan, Harry Burke, Mollye Miller, Robert Herbert, Agnes Lehoczky, Nicholas Liu, SJ Fowler, Lydia Searle, Daniel Rooke, Sarah Chapman, Joe Dresner, Sam Riviere, Theodore Best, Charlotte Geater, Emily Berry, Wayne Holloway-Smith, Nathan Hamilton, Sophie Collins, Benjamin M. Nehammer, Andy Spragg, Rachael Allen, Jack Underwood, Ben Pester, Hayley Buckland and Matthew Gregory.