Tom Chivers is a British poet, editor and live literature promoter.
Chivers is director of Penned in the Margins, an independent poetry publisher and arts producing company. He was Co-Director of London Word Festival (2007- 2011) and was Poet in Residence at The Bishopsgate Institute. In 2009, he won the Crashaw Prize for his debut collection, How To Build A City, which was also shortlisted for the London New Poets Award.The Terrors was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award for Poetry Pamphlets. In 2011 he won an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors.
In 2017, Chivers co-directed a UK theatre production of the fourteenth-century poem Piers Plowman, under the moniker 'Fair Field'. It included an exhibition at the National Poetry Library and a series of podcasts published by the Guardian.
- Generation Txt (ed.), Penned in the Margins (2006)
- The Terrors, Nine Arches Press (2009)
- How To Build A City, Salt Publishing (2009)
- City State: New London Poetry (ed.), Penned in the Margins (2009)
- Stress Fractures: Essays on Poetry (ed.), Penned in the Margins (2010)
- Adventures in Form (ed.), Penned in the Margins (2012)
- Mount London: Ascents in the Vertical City (co-ed.), Penned in the Margins (2014)
- Flood Drain, Annexe Press (2014)
- Dark Islands, Test Centre (2015)
- Salt Publishing profile
- The London Word Festival
- Interview with Londonist 7 September 2009
- Gregory Award
- Harper Collins' award listing
- Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award
- Eleanor Turney, 'Piers Plowman’s Post-capitalist Poetry', Little Atoms, 12 June 2017.
- Natalie Steed, https://www.theguardian.com/books/series/books/2017/jun/21/all