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How to edit a poem

Hannah Lowe’s collection, The Kids, has just won the coveted Costa Book of the Year Award. Hurray! And it just so happens that Hannah’s also been writing a series of articles for Mslexia entitled Editing a Poem. Here’s the first in that series, from the December edition of the magazine, in which she talks about ways of approaching that most most challenging and satisfying of tasks.
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Poem: (Un)certainties by Regi Claire

Regi Clare’s poem (Un)certainties won our 2019 Poetry Competition, which was judged by Malika Booker. It was subsequently selected for inclusion in the Forward Anthology 2020 of best poems published in the previous year. It was the first poem Regi had ever written. Scroll down to discover how it came about
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Poetry: What is a prose poem?

The winner of our 2020 Poetry Competition was a prose poem. Our competition judge Karen McCarthy Woolf discusses where the prose poem lies on the spectrum of poetry and prose
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