Her first pamphlet collection (Fun House, Slow Dancer Press, 1994) was followed by her first full collection, Sweetheart (Slow Dancer Press, 1998), which was a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation and the winner of the Aldeburgh Festival Prize. Her recent limited edition, Formerly, with photographs by Vici MacDonald (the first publication from a new imprint, Hercules Editions) was published in 2012 and was shortlisted for the prestigious Ted Hughes Award in New Poetry.
The May meeting presents the results of our own Folio competition with a reading by the judge, Tamar Yoseloff. Please note that the May meeting will be one week earlier than usual, on Tuesday May 8th, (which is the second Tuesday of the month) – 7:45 for an 8pm start, at the usual place, upstairs at the Vittle & Swig on Camden Road. It would be great to see as many members as possible so that those whose poems have been selected can read them at the meeting. After the folio announcements and adjudication report, there will be a reading of Tamar’s own work.
Tamar Yoseloff was born in the US in 1965. Since moving to London in 1987, she has been the organiser of the Terrible Beauty reading series at the Troubadour Coffee House, Editor of Poetry London magazine, and from 2000 to 2007, has been Programme Coordinator for The Poetry School. She currently works as a freelance tutor in creative writing.