New Beginnings

When the Morning Comes: Poems For a New Day

Various poets – more information



Publication date: 29 September 2021

ISBN: 9781913724450



Over the last year we’ve been living in a suspended state of fear and confusion, and we are all fed up. Political discourse has been toxic, relationships strained, and it feels as though we need some sort of ‘goal’ – something to look, or work, towards.

New Beginnings is a poetry competition seeking to celebrate this theme of New Beginnings, open to all those who feel their voice was silenced in 2020 – from anyone in the world, any age. This, the resulting anthology – scheduled for September – will contain all of the poetry on the shortlist from the competition, and will form a celebration of the end of the toxic aspects of 2020 and the pandemic, a glimmer of hope for the future and a manifesto for change.

You can find out more about the project here. This project is going to need money to get off the ground. If you’re able to, please pre-order the anthology or consider becoming a sponsor – you’ll get a deluxe copy of the book, and we’ll add your name to a special ‘thanks’ page in the book.