The Kids featured on The Jam Podcast

The Kids makes The Ilford Recorder! (and the Barking and Dagenham Post)

The Kids featured on ‘Read On’

The T.S Eliot Prize Reading 2021

Congratulations to Joelle Taylor and all of the wonderful shortlisted poets this year: Victoria Kennefick, Daniel Sluman, Kevin Young, Jack Underwood, Selima Hill, Raymond Antrobus, Kayo Chingonyi & Michael Symmons Roberts

Front Row

I had a lovely trip to Broadcasting House this week to talk to Tom Sutcliffe of BBC Radio 4 Front Row about The Kids (17 mins in!)

The Kids wins the Costa Poetry Award

I’m delighted The Kids has won the Costa Poetry Award! Thanks to the judges – Rishi Dastidar, Ian Duhig and Maya Jaggi

The Kids shortlisted for the Costa Book Award

So happy to be shortlisted with Ray Antrobus, Kayo Chingonyi and Victora Kenneflict for the Costa!

The Kids reviewed by Sean Hewitt in The Irish Times

‘The Kids  combines formal skill with a rare bravery, and bears a lightness of touch that is often virtuosic…Lowe is attuned to changing language, and to the politics of class and race and their intersections with education and the educator. The classroom channels all the vibrant and violent aspects of English culture, and Lowe’s skill is to hold both the personal and the political in balance’ – read the rest of the review here

Coronet Reading, Notting Hill – 9th December

I’ll be reading from The Kids with Imtiaz Dharker and Kayo Chingonyi at The Coronet on Thursday December 9th – ticket info here

The Kids is shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize

I’ve been dreaming of being on this shortlist since I began my life in poetry. It’s an amazing list this year – delighted to have been shortlisted among old and new poetry friends