Spring Poetry: Faber New Poets On Tour


Faber New Poets 2015-2016 – Elaine Beckett, Crispin Best, Sam Buchan-Watts & Rachel Curzon – will tour the UK this Spring to celebrate the publication of their pamphlets on 7 April. Now in its fourth incarnation, Faber New Poets is an innovative publishing scheme from Faber & Faber in association with Arts Council England.

The quality, range & vibrancy of the poems brought together in the Faber New Poets  #13-#16  pamphlets underscores that this tour presents a unique opportunity to enjoy some incredible work in performance.

With events including Cambridge Literary Festival, independent bookshops in Bath & Much Wenlock, the Caught By The River stage at Port Eliot, The Laugharne Weekend, an appearance at Poetry-next-the-sea & the signature reading at Faber’s Bloomsbury offices, there’s no excuse to miss this lovely & talented bunch.

For a sneak preview, you can listen to Literary Friction’s podcast of the Faber New Poets’ warm up reading at last month’s Faber Social & also the Faber New Poets first interview together with The London Magazine.


Elaine Beckett, Crispin Best, Sam Buchan-Watts & Rachel Curzon
Chaired by Matthew Hollis & Martha Sprackland

Friday 1st April 2016  The Laugharne Weekend 5.30pm

Sunday 10 April 2016 Cambridge Literary Festival 4pm 

Monday 11 April 2016  Topping & Company Booksellers of Bath 8pm

Tuesday 12 April 2016 Wenlock Poetry Festival (Preview event) 7.30pm

Wednesday 13 April 2016 Faber & Faber 7pm SOLD OUT

Thursday 14 April 2016 Poetry Pavilion London Book Fair 12pm 

Saturday 7 May 2016 Poetry Next-The-Sea 2.30pm

Friday 29 July 2016  CBTR stage Port Eliot Festival 12.30pm 
with Will Burns

General Faber New Poets events in 2016

Sunday 12 June 2016 York Festival of Ideas 1pm
with Sam Buchan-Watts, Rachel Curzon & Rachael Allen chaired by Professor Matthew Campbell

Saturday 6 August 2016 Caught By The River Thames Festival 1pm
With Crispin Best, Will Burns & Declan Ryan chaired by Martha Sprackland

Sunday 7 August 2016 Caught By The River Thames Festival 1pm
With Joe Dunthorne, Jack Underwood, Zaffar Kunial & Will Burns chaired by Martha Sprackland

Listen to Crispin Best, Rachel Curzon & Sam Buchan-Watts’ first reading together:

Pre order Faber New Poets #13-#16 here

For more information go to faber.co.uk or follow @faberbooks #fabernewpoets