Tag: Poetry

Interview: Cheryl Pearson

Interview: Cheryl Pearson

We talk to Cheryl Pearson, Neon alumni and author of the poetry collection Oysterlight (Pindrop Press) about writing myths and legends, and organising poetry collections. Oysterlight is a rich collection of poems underpinned by a variety of themes. Myth, legend and nature seemed to me to […]

The Big List Of UK Literary Magazines

The Big List Of UK Literary Magazines

Literary magazines. They’re strange beasts: beautiful, varied and often painfully short-lived. For poets and writers, however, they’re invaluable. Not only do they allow you to get a feel for the writing of your contemporaries, but they also represent one of the most accessible routes to […]

Interview: Our 2017 Forward Prize Nominees

Interview: Our 2017 Forward Prize Nominees

We spoke with our three Forward Prize nominees – Stephen Devereux, Lydia Armstrong and Frederick Pollack – about poetic forms, inspiration and editing. What makes for a strong poem, in your opinion? Stephen Devereux: I like poems that  are closely observed, that use original metaphors, […]

News: 2017 Forward Prize For Best Single Poem Nominations

News: 2017 Forward Prize For Best Single Poem Nominations

Each year Neon Literary Magazine nominates a select handful of its featured poems for the prestigious Forward Prize For Best Single Poem. The award has been running since 1992, and is recognised as one of the greatest honours for poetry in the United Kingdom and […]

News: Launch Event For “The Naming Of Cancer”

A launch event for Neon‘s first ever chapbook The Naming Of Cancer by Tracey S Rosenberg will take place at the Scottish Poetry Library in Edinburgh on Thursday 27th November. Check out the Facebook event here, and then book your (free) place using Eventbrite. The […]

Interview: Alina Rios

We talk to Alina Rios – whose work appeared in issue 38 of Neon – about travel, the “you” in poetry, and Diana Wynne Jones. I notice that there is a “you” in each of your poems in issue 38. The “you”, of course, refers […]

Interview: Sam Preminger

We talk to Sam Preminger – whose work appeared in issue 38 of Neon – about social media, titles and the process of writing. I thought that the titles of your poems in issue 38 were particularly excellent. How important do you think titles are? […]