CAST: The Poetry Business Book of New Contemporary Poets is a stimulating and hugely enjoyable survey of where poetry is now (or will be very soon).
It features work by outstanding newcomers to the publishing scene alongside more established young writers such as Liz Berry, Andrew McMillan, David Tait and Tom Warner. Kim Moore (an Independent Book of the Year) and Helen Mort (T S Eliot Prize shortlist), appear alongside winners of the Poetry Business Competition and new poets from the Rialto and HappenStance presses.
Simon Armitage’s many collections include Seeing Stars (Faber) and two recent pamphlets with Smith/Doorstop. He is Professor of Poetry at Sheffield University.
Joanna Gavins has published a number of books, including Reading the Absurd (Edinburgh, 2013). She is Senior Lecturer in Literary-linguistics at Sheffield University.
Ann Sansom’s collections include In Praise of Men & Other People (Bloodaxe). She is co-director of The Poetry Business and edits The North and Smith/Doorstop Books.
Peter Sansom’s books include Selected Poems (Carcanet) and Writing Poems (Bloodaxe). He is the other co-director of The Poetry Business and co-edits The North and Smith/Doorstop.