Poetry London is delighted to announce that Dai George and Martha Sprackland are joining the magazine’s editorial team. Dai George will be the Reviews Editor, while Martha Sprackland will be the Associate Editor. Both will formally take up their roles from Issue 91, but are already working closely with the existing team.
Dai George is a poet, critic and editor from Cardiff. His first collection, The Claims Office (Seren, 2013), was an Evening Standard book of the year, and his poetry has been widely published in magazines and anthologies such as Poetry Review, Boston Review, The Guardian Online, The White Review and The Salt Book of Younger Poets. Since 2014 he has edited the online poetry journal Prac Crit with its founding editor Sarah Howe and Vidyan Ravinthiran. He is currently completing a PhD on twentieth-century poetry and syntax at University College London, where he also teaches.
“I’m honoured to be joining the editorial team. I have long admired Poetry London’s rigorous and ethically engaged criticism. Over recent years it has led the way in shaping an enquiring, inclusive critical space that reflects the full diversity of contemporary poetry, and I look forward to carrying on this vital work.”
Martha Sprackland is editor at Offord Road Books and a founding editor of multilingual arts zine La Errante. She was previously assistant poetry editor at Faber, and before that was co-founder of Cake poetry magazine. Her own poetry has appeared in the London Review of Books, Poetry London, Poetry Review and many other places, and she writes a regular poetry and fiction review column for Five Dials. A pamphlet, Glass As Broken Glass, was published by Rack Press in 2017, and a non-fiction book on sharks is forthcoming. She is a poet-in-residence for Caught by the River.
“I am extraordinarily pleased to be joining Poetry London, a magazine whose ethos and output I have admired for so many years. In these pages I have discovered poets who have become true favourites, and have encountered challenging and enlightening criticism from the first. It’s a real joy to be part of this dynamic and well-loved journal at such an exciting time for poetry.“