Launching The Other Side of Sleep – Brighton

Huge thanks to Jane at Bom-Bane‘s for hosting us for our Brighton launch, and for singing!

A couple of the recordings have already been posted, but here are the rest of the readings from the evening – it was too dark to film!

Jonathan Rice reading Grass was Taller by j.lewis


Jonathan Rice reading On the Hunt With Mr Actaeon by Jill Sharp


Kevin Cherry reading Hamnavoe by Andrew McCallum


And Jane singing one of her own compositions.

Launching the Other Side of Sleep – Time Travel

Here’s two different takes on Sam Small‘s poem for The Other Side of Sleep: Time Travel. Kevin Cherry reading at Bom-Bane’s in Brighton,

and Cherry Potts reading at Rochester Literature Festival, Bookmark’d.

Launching The Other Side of Sleep – Graffiti

Here’s some audio from Bom-Bane’s in Brighton and video from Albion Beatnik in Oxford, of Elinor Brooks reading her poem Graffiti, at the launches for The Other Side of Sleep

We have lift off

The Other Side of Sleep is well and truly launched – Oxford on Tuesday, London yesterday, and Brighton tonight. I’ll keep it brief got to get packed up – come to Bom-Bane’s Cafe George Street Brighton (not Hove, actually, in this case) tonight  8pm (IT’s NATIONAL POETRY DAY) for poems by Elinor Brooks, Jill Sharp, j.lewis, Andrew McCallum, and Sam Small read by Elinor, Jonathan Rice and Kevin Cherry. Plus music from Jane Bom-Bane.

In the meantime compare and contrast two readings of Orion by Simon Brod, the first half from last night at Lauderdale House, the second from Tuesday at Albion Beatnik. We had a great time at both and look forward to a tremendous evening in Brighton.

Publication Day for The Other Side of Sleep

Well. We are now officially publishers of poetry!

other side of sleep actual books

The Other Side of Sleep is available from all the best bookshops and direct from us of course, via our partners Inpress, or at the multitude of launches around the country over the next few months. Do come along to any of them, but please let us know you are coming for the London one as we want to know how much wine to get! (use the contact us page)

30th October 7.30: Oxford at Albion Beatnik, 34 Walton Street OX2 6AU on   Readings from poets Alwyn Marriage, Angela France, Elinor Brooks, Jennifer A McGowan, Jill Sharp, Kate Foley, and Simon Brod. (this is combined with an earlier reading at 6, from our young adult novel, Devilskein & Dearlove.)

1st October, 7:30: North London at Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill N6, which is combined with an art exhibition by our cover artists, much more information about this one here.

2nd October, 8pm: Brighton at Bom-Bane’s cafe 24 George St, Brighton BN2 1RH. with readings from Elinor Brooks and Jill Sharp, who are joined by actors Kevin Cherry and Jonathan Rice, reading for our more far-flung poets.

In November we move on to South London and Middlesbrough, and we are still looking for a Scottish gig, if anyone can suggest somewhere?



Sam Small Time Travel

Here’s Sam reading a version of his poem Time Travel which appears in our forthcoming poetry anthology, The Other Side of Sleep, which is officially published this Thursday.

Sam Small reading Time Travel

We have actor Kevin Cherry reading this poem, in its published form, at the Brighton launch of the book, 2nd October at Bom-Bane’s Cafe, come along and you can compare the versions and the style!