UEA alumnus Sam Buchan-Watts has been announced as a Faber New Poet for 2015-16. Sam (pictured) was born in London in 1989 and studied English Literature at Goldsmiths before completing his MA in Creative Writing (Poetry) at UEA last year. He has just begun a PhD on contemporary poetry at York University. He is a co-editor of the poetry anthology series, clinic, and his poems have appeared in Poetry London and Salt’s Best British Poetry series. Now in its fourth round, the Faber New Poets scheme showcases new writers at a crucial point in their career who have yet to publish a first collection. It offers financial support, mentorship and pamphlet publication. Three other UEA writers were selected for the scheme in 2010: Joe Dunthorne (MA 2005), Sam Riviere (PhD 2013) and Tom Warner (MA 2001).