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Eyewear Publishing Ltd. is a small press founded in 2012 by Dr Todd Swift, based in London, UK, WITH EXCELLENT DISTRIBUTION in the USA. Swift was inspired by his Montreal mentor Louis Dudek, an early small-press advocate who was mentored by Ezra Pound, to pursue publishing as a form of critical and cultural advocacy.
Our books have been recommended by such literary figures as Kaveh Akbar, Stephen Fry, Louis Theroux, Salman Rushdie, Clare Pollard, Vicki Feaver, Thomas Lux, Suhayl Saadi and The Rev. Jess Jackson.
Eyewear has a commitment to the wider world of prose, and poetry, in English and translation. We search for emerging talent, and neglected out-of-work authors, as well as well-established figures. Our books have been well-reviewed in The TLS, The Times, Poetry (Chicago), PN Review, Poetry Review and Poetry London; and have won major prizes for criticism (The Pegasus Award) and for poetry (The Edwin Morgan Award), and been longlisted and shortlisted for others, including The Forward Prize. Our poets have appeared in the annual Forward anthologies, and been PBS Choices and Recommendations.
Our books appear in major bookshops across the UK, Ireland and the USA, distributed by Central and SPD. Our authors include a Poet Laureate of Canada, a TS Eliot winner, a Pulitzer winner, and the world’s leading expert on John Ashbery. Our renowned pamphlet series has been shortlisted for the prestigious Michael Marks Award, given each year at The British Library. Our novels have been optioned for film, and adapted for radio and broadcast on the BBC.
In short, we are well-versed in what is good to read. Through our annual Melita Hume Poetry Prize we discover, support and develop exciting new poets, while also taking great pleasure in working with writers at all stages of their careers. Our Sexton and Beverly prizes also encourage writers, in various genres. We are welcoming, with a commitment to diversity.
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With this money we can reprint a new edition of THE POET'S QUEST FOR GOD and keep the book from going out of print.
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