EMPA 2022 submissions are due on March 31!
On March 17 The Edwin Morgan Trust teamed up with the Centre for Poetic Innovation and Creative Writing at the University of Dundee to present an online info session with Heather H. Yeung 楊希蒂, Alycia Pirmohamed and Colin Herd. This session aims to help poets through the final steps of submission – answering questions such as:
How do I select which poems should be in the collection?
What is the best way to format my poems?
How do I present visual or concrete poems?
When is it better to enter with a video or audio file vs a text file?
How do I make sure that my selected poems ‘speak’ to each other?
View the closed caption text here and watch in full below:
Alycia Pirmohamed is the author of the chapbooks Hinge (ignitionpress), Faces that Fled the Wind (BOAAT Press), and co-author with Pratyusha of Second Memory (Guillemot Press and Baseline Press). Her debut collection, Another Way to Split Water, is forthcoming with YesYes Books and Polygon Books in 2022. She is the co-founder of the Scottish BAME Writers Network, a co-organiser of the Ledbury Poetry Critics Programme, and a Junior Anniversary Fellow at IASH via the University of Edinburgh. In 2020, Alycia won the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award. alycia-pirmohamed.com
Colin Herd is a poet and lecturer in Creative Writing at University of Glasgow. His collections include Too Ok (BlazeVOX 2011), Glovebox (Knives, Forks and Spoons, 2013), Click and Collect (Boiler House Press, 2017), You Name It (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2019). He is the editor of Edwin Morgan Centenary Collection, All Becomes Art I & II (with Sam Small) and Glasgow Cities (with T Person and Ruthie Kennedy). www.colinherd.com
Heather Yeung 楊希蒂 is a poet and convenor of the MLitt in English Studies. Author of Spatial Engagement with Poetry (2015) and On Literary Plasticity (2020), Heather H. Yeung 楊希蒂 works across poetry and poetics, material cultures, and ecological and environmental representation/interactions in the arts and humanities. An archive of her artists book works is held in the Scottish Poetry Library. https://discovery.dundee.ac.uk/en/persons/heather-yeung