Hilary Menos interviews Chris Hamilton-Emery about Salt and life in poetry

Hilary Menos of The Friday Poem talks to Chris Hamilton-Emery, poet and director of Salt Publishing, about coming back to the poetry community, the new Salt Modern Poets list, building readerships, and writing every day “without hope and without despair.”

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Hilary Menos was born in Luton in 1964 and read Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Wadham College, Oxford. She took a diploma in Graphic Origination and Reproduction and a postgraduate diploma in Journalism, both at the London College of Printing, where she was also President of the Student Union 1987–88. She then worked as a food journalist in London, including a stint as a restaurant critic with Time Out, before moving to Devon in 1997 to renovate a Domesday Manor and bring up her three sons, Jethro, Bruno and Linus.