This brand new book is an important and timely collection of work by six of the best poets who are part of, or who have come from, the extraordinarily vibrant poetry scene in Southampton.

Although their work is all very different, and the book is called ‘New’ Southampton Poets, these poets have already won Regional and National Awards for their work, or have books out, and perform in London and at Festivals and events across the South.

There’s the hilarious UK Anti Slam Award Winner (2017) Stewart Taylor, the very clever and highly engaging works of both Damian O’Vitch who was Finalist in the UK National Poetry Slam (2016 & 2018) and of Dave Hubble who is one of the winners of the Bread & Roses Poetry Award (2019).

There is the very powerful, personal and passionate work of Angelia Saplan who has been published in the US and the elegant, considered and quietly moving work of both Kayleigh O’Reilly and of Andy Buchanan who have both been published in the UK, and his writing has also been translated and published in English, Mandarin Chinese and Korean.

So, no matter what kind of poetry you like there is something here for all tastes and this is an opportunity to read such good work by six different poets in the one book. You can purchase the book here  Or if you prefer to purchase from other sources or want to know more, contact Supported by Arts Council England.