Interview with poet Joy Howard, author of Foraging, who also runs a small press, Grey Hen, so we wander off the point a bit. This is a phone conversation with added images, the sound isn’t great but we’ve included it for completeness. Only a couple of days left until the end of the Arachneversary celebrations!
You can buy Foraging from our webshop, but if you want that August discount, you need to get a move on, it expires 31st August at midnight. Use the code ARACHNEVERSARY at the checkout.
With the booktrade suffering, we wanted to make it as easy for you to get lovely things to read as possible, so we have worked very hard to get these in the vitual shops for you. Thanks to Inpress for organising conversions and uploading!
Foraging finds sustenance in the relics of our personal and collective histories, whether droll, sobering, or sad. Howard’s confident insights show love and respect for “that same tide / which will come for all of us” (“Going Back”).
One of those reviews that reminds me all over again just why I published a book. (She even mentioned how much she likes the cover.)
Well, we try not to anyway, what’s a storm when you have books to launch? Our audience was a little diminished for the launch of Foraging and With Paper for Feet, announced by a flurry of text and emails saying that various modes of transport were curtailed, delayed or unavailable.
We had a good time nonetheless. Here’s a couple of videos from the launch at The Nightingale Room at Keats House Library.
I do love the arrival of boxes of advance copies of book, and they are coming thick and fast this month. Last week, With Paper For Feet, this weekForaging, by Joy Howard! We’ve already had our first order through for WPFF, so I’m curious how quickly we’ll get one for Foraging. (Unsubtle hint).
You can support both these books by buying them (obviously) or reviewing them (I’ll be in touch if you are on my list), if you aren’t, Netgalley have electronic copies available until February. You can also support these books through our crowd fund, which will pay for transport expenses to get out on tour, and postcards & posters to publicise the tour, amongst other things.