poetry clips: Luke Kennard 

Every Monday the John Hewitt Society releases two new poetry clips. Click here for more. 

Luke Kennard (England) read for the International Summer School in 2017, alongside Malika Booker.

Luke’s first poetry collection, The Solex Brothers, won him an Eric Gregory Award. He was the youngest poet to be shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection in 2007, for The Harbour Beyond the Movie.

He has two chapbooks, Planet Shaped Horse (Nine Arches, 2011) and The Necropolis Boat (Holdfire Press, 2012) which won the Poetry Book Society’s pamphlet choice in 2012. A Lost Expression was published by Salt in 2012 to critical acclaim and his fifth collection, Cain was published in June 2016 by Penned in the Margins and shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. His debut novel, The Transition (Forth Estate) was shortlisted for the Desmond Elliot Award. Luke lectures at the University of Birmingham.

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Every Monday the John Hewitt Society releases two new poetry clips. Click here for more. 

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The John Hewitt Society provides opportunities for individuals across Northern Ireland to explore issues of difference and identity through literature and creative writing. 

 Inspired by the ideals and ideas of the poet and political writer John Hewitt, The Society was established in 1987 to promote Hewitt’s ethos of utilising literature and the arts as a medium for tackling prejudice, exclusive concepts of identity, and sectarian hostility.

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