Faber and Faber is delighted to present the second set of pamphlets published under the Faber New Poets programme and is offering the chance to set up a poetry event with the four poets in May 2010 as part of a national reading tour.  

Funded by Arts Council England, the Faber New Poets programme aims to create a culture of support for pre-first collection writers. By offering a package of financial assistance, mentorship and pamphlet publication by Faber, the scheme provides care and direction to eight new poets to develop their work. Four poets were given awards for 2009 (Fiona Benson, Heather Phillipson, Toby Martinez de las Rivas and Jack Underwood) and the 2010 awards have gone to Joe Dunthorne, Annie Katchinska, Sam Riviere and Tom Warner, details overleaf.

These four poets will be doing a national tour in May 2010 reading their poems at festivals and other venues in Brighton, London, Bath and Salisbury, accompanied by Faber Poetry editor Matthew Hollis.

*If you are interested in setting up an event as part of the tour please contact Kate Burton, Publicity Manager at Faber, on 0207 927 3887 or email kate.burton@faber.co.uk. Dates available are Wednesday 26 May and Thursday 27 May, daytime and evening events possible. All expenses will be covered.*