Jonathan Edwards, who was recently interviewed by Devolved Voices, has been shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards 2014 (Poetry Category). Jonathan, a 2014 poetry debutant with My Family and Other Superheroes from Seren, is shortlisted alongside well-established talents Lavinia Greenlaw (for A Double Sorrow, Faber), Kei Miller (for The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion, Carcanet) and Colette Bryce (for The Whole and Rain-domed Universe, Picador).
You can view our interview with Jonathan here.
A new article appears in the latest Planet (216, Winter 2014) looking at nation-building, as well as wider issues of British and American influence with regards to our contemporary cohort of post-1997 poets. You can also find previous articles, exploring the genesis and aims of the project (‘From Back-story to Afterlife’), and the rise of women in the post-1997 context (‘Writing through the glass ceiling’), in Poetry Wales, issues 49.2 (Autumn 2013) and 49.3 (Winter 2013/14) respectively. Many thanks to Emily Trahair, editor of Planet, and former editor of Poetry Wales, Zoë Skoulding (very recently interviewed by Devolved Voices here), for providing space within their pages to explore the aims, and some of the observations and outcomes, to date.