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Ten: Poets of the New Generation


Jennifer Lee Tsai, Will Harris and Ian Humphreys (with co-host Sandeep Parmar) read from this new Bloodaxe anthology of the work of ten exciting British poets from diverse backgrounds.

Ten: Poets of the New Generation presents poets who interrogate race and explode any ideas of a page/stage divide. Fierce, unexpected, sometimes beautiful and always passionate, they are ten poets to savour and enjoy. 

Copies of the Ten: Poets of the New Generation anthology will be available to purchase from Bluecoat.



















Jennifer Lee Tsai is a British poet of Chinese heritage. She was born in Bebington and grew up in Liverpool. A graduate of St Andrews and Liverpool Universities, she also completed an MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) with Distinction from the University of Manchester in 2015. Jennifer is a fellow of The Complete Works III and a Ledbury Emerging Poetry Critic. Her poems have been published in Ten: Poets of the New Generation, The Rialto, Smoke and are forthcoming in Oxford Poetry. Jennifer works as a University Teacher in English at the University of Liverpool’s English Language Centre. She also works as a poet and freelance writer for The Windows Project in Liverpool, a charitable trust which delivers creative writing workshops in the community. She is an Associate Editor for Smoke magazine and is currently working on a first collection.
















Will Harris is a writer of mixed Anglo-Indonesian heritage, born and based in London. Hehas worked in schools, led workshops and taught for The Poetry School. He is currently anAssistant Editor at The Rialto and part of the editorial team behind Swimmers. His poemsand essays have appeared in The Guardian, The Poetry Review, Poetry London and The WhiteReview, and in his debut pamphlet All this is implied which was published by HappenStance in 2017.













Ian Humphreys lives in West Yorkshire. His mother’s mixed heritage is rooted in the multiculturalism of Macau; his father was of Anglo-Irish descent. Ian’s work has been widely published in journals including Ambit, Magma and The Rialto. In 2016, he won the Poetry Society’s Hamish Canham Prize and was selected as a fellow of The Complete Works III. In 2017, a portfolio of his poems was showcased in Ten: Poets of the New Generation (Bloodaxe). Ian holds an MA in Creative Writing from The Manchester Writing School. His fiction has been shortlisted three times for the Bridport Prize.


Image credits: Jennifer Lee Tsai, Will Harris, Ian Humphreys and Bloodaxe Books.

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