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Lewis Buxton, Victoria Richards and Amelia Loulli Selected for Primers

The Poetry School and Nine Arches Press are delighted to announce the three poets selected for Primers Volume Four, our mentoring and publication scheme. 

After reading hundreds of submissions, the judges Kim Moore and Nine Arches editor Jane Commane have selected:


Lewis Buxton for Weight

Victoria Richards for To be fifteen

Amelia Loulli for Mother, Mother


Lewis Buxton was born in London in 1993. He is a poet, performer & arts producer. His poems have appeared in AmbitInk, Sweat & Tears and Oxford Poetry as well as coming third in the Magma Poetry Prize. He lives in Norwich.

Victoria Richards is a journalist and writer. In 2017/18 she was shortlisted in the Bath Novel Award and the Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize, was highly commended for poetry in the Bridport Prize and came third in The London Magazine Short Story Competition. She was also longlisted in the National Poetry Competition.

Amelia Loulli lives in Cumbria with her three children and an undisclosed, but significantly large, number of books. Her poetry has been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize in 2016 and 2017, and last year she was shortlisted for Primers Volume Three.


Each of the poets will receive a programme of mentoring with Kim Moore, editorial support from Jane Commane, publication with Nine Arches Press, and a series of launches and readings.

Thank you to everyone who entered.

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