Ink Sweat & Tears Press
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In 2013, Ink Sweat & Tears started print publishing, with the launch of our anthology TWELVE: Slanted Poems for Christmas. Since then we have taken over the publication of the winning pamphlets for the Café Writers Pamphlet Commission which expanded to the whole of the UK in 2014 and saw two very talented poets share the honours. One of the resulting pamphlets, Jay Bernard’s The Red and Yellow Nothing was shortlisted for the Poetry Society’s 2016 Ted Hughes Award.
In November 2019 we launched the resulting pamphlets from our 2017 Commission Competition winners, Firing Pins by Jo Young and Fothermather by Gail McConnell, at Café Writers in Norwich on the 11th following the appearance of both poets on a discussion panel at Poetry in Aldeburgh the previous weekend.
On 26th November 2019 we published our Voices of London anthology, edited by Jerwood Poetry Fellow Yomi Ṣode and IS&T’s Kate Birch. This featured poems from the young people at OnSide Future Youth Zone in Barking & Dagenham following a poetry project that had been established there by Yomi under the umbrella of Poetry School. Five of the young people were featured at the Voices of London event on that evening at Mansion House in the City of London.
The Red and Yellow Nothing was shortlisted for the 2016 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry, Firing Pins for the 2020 Saboteur Award for Best Pamphlet and Fothermather, the 2020 Michael Marks award.