A Tower Miscellany

Edited by Peter McDonald, contributers to A Tower Miscellany were

Paul Abbott
Alex Bell
Stephen Burt
Olivia Cole
Miriam Gamble
Frances Leviston
Emily Middleton
Helen Mort
Nicholas Pierpan
C.E.J. Simons

A Tower Miscellany brought together new poems by a number of poets who had been associated with Tower Poetry from 2000-2010. The book also includes prose pieces which give some idea of Tower Poetry’s activities in that time. The book is not a comprehensive report on Tower’s activities over the first ten years of its existence; rather, it’s a snapshot of how Tower Poetry looked in 2010, which foregrounds new creative material from poets with whom we are proud to have been associated. Some of these are already becoming well-known; others will be new names to poetry-readers: all embody in their work the creative originality which Tower exists to promote.

Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements; Promoting Poetry – Peter McDonald; Three Poems – Alex Bell; Three Poems – C.E.J. Simons; A Tower Summer School – Helen Mort; Three Poems – Stephen Burt; El Alto Fairytale – Emily Middleton; The Workshop Tradition – Olivia Cole; Notting Hill Carnival – Paul Abbott; Three Poems – Miriam Gamble; The Fascination of What’s Difficult – C.E.J. Simons; Two Poems – Nicholas Pierpan; Two Poems – Olivia Cole; Three Poems – Helen Mort; The Tower Symposium, 2003 – Stephen Burt; Four Poems – Frances Leviston
Tower Prize Judges, 2000-2010
Notes on Contributors

ISBN 978-0-9549932-5-2/ Published 2010

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