Thank You Chris Kinsey for your Review in Planet Review by Chris Kinsey, Planet Thursday, August 3, 2017 Caroline Smith’s poems about people seeking asylum are astonishing. They’re as clear and precise as surgical scalpels. These poems, sterilised from despair and anger, do not seek to accuse or wound. They make incisions to implant empathy […] Read more

USA Poetry Reading Tour 13th to 23rd September

So excited to be reading poetry from The Immigration Handbook at the following venues in the USA: Wednesday 13th September 7pm Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge MA Thursday 14th September 7pm Grolier Poetry Book Shop, Plympton Street, Cambridge MA Sunday 17th September 4.30 pm The Hudson Valley Writers’ Centre, 300 Riverside Drive, […] Read more

Waterstones Nottingham

Delighted to be reading from ‘The Immigration Handbook’ at Waterstones on the opening day of the Nottingham Poetry Festival. All money raised will go to the Charity ‘Safe Passage’ set up by Lord Alf Dubs in support of child refugees. With an introduction by former MP for Nottingham, Alan Simpson. The reading will take place on […] Read more

2016 Ted Hughes Award shortlist

Delighted that ‘The Immigration Handbook’ has been shortlisted for the  2016 Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry. Caroline Smith – The Immigration Handbook From the judges: “An important and unsentimental collection which humanises and individualises refugees without inappropriate occupation of another voice. Caroline Smith uses a range of forms and close attention to detail […] Read more


I am delighted to have been asked to read poems from ‘The Immigration Handbook’ at the opening of an Exhibition of paintings by artist Irene Daniolou Neofytou at the Hellenic Centre. Poems from ‘The Immigration Handbook’ will also be displayed on the walls. This is a private first night, but the Exhibition is open to the public […] Read more