Sam Buchan-Watts named one of Faber & Faber’s New Poets

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York PhD student Sam Buchan-Watts has been announced as a Faber New Poet for 2015-16

Now in its fourth incarnation, the Faber New Poets scheme exists to encourage new writers at a crucial point in their career. Open to those who have yet to publish a first collection or pamphlet, the scheme offers mentorship, pamphlet publication and financial support. This year, the scheme welcomed an incredible nine hundred manuscript submissions.

Sam has just started his PhD on contemporary poetry in the York English department, supported by a studentship from the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities.

He was born in London in 1989 and studied English Literature at Goldsmiths and Creative Writing at UEA before coming to York. He is a co-editor of the poetry anthology series, clinic. His poems have appeared in Poetry London and Salt’s Best British Poetry series, and he has published articles in PN Review, i-D and elsewhere.

Further details are here:

You can read Sam’s poems here: