19 JUNE 1953, Page 17

New Poets

SIR,—The third volume in the series of anthologies of new poetry which are appearing under the imprint of Messrs. Michael Joseph will shortly be in hand. The title will be New Poems: 1954, and the new panel of editors will be appointed in July. In order to ensure the utmost catholicity of choice a new editorial board is appointed each year, the first volume having been edited -by Clifford Dyment, Roy Fuller and Montagu Slater, and the second by Robert Conquest, Michael Hamburger and Howard Sergeant.

The aim of the publishers _and of the P.E.N. in bringing out this anthology for three experimental years is to give a hearing to new poets who are finding it hard to publish their work, as well as to print new work by poets of established reputation. In the first volume forty-six poets were represented and in the second, sixty-four.

Manuscripts, which should be accompanied by a stamped addressed envelope, should be addressed to The Editors, New Poems : 1954, The P.E.N., ∎62/63 Glebe Place, London, S.W.3, and only poems which have not appeared in book-form can be considered. All manuscripts should reach the Editors by September 30th, 1953. Payment will be made for all poems accepted.—Yours faithfully. DAVID CARVER,

62/63 Glebe Place, S.W.3.

General Secretary, The P.E.N.