A new Review for Joy Howard’s Foraging from The Lake

A lovely review of Joy Howard‘s collection on The Lake poetry website from Jayne Marek

who says (amongst other things)

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.)

cover design by Karen Keogh

The Story Sessions: Retelling Tales – poems – audio

The poems not caught on camera…

Joy Howard‘s Melangell and the Hare,

Olympus Inc  and Living to Tell the Tale (explicit language warning!)

All these and more available in Foraging

and Zoe Brigley Thompson‘s Letter to Leda on Getting Married

all read by Cherry Potts

Foraging: the complete launch party videos

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Today! Celebrate International Women’s Day

A modest celebration, but nonetheless, our own.

join us tonight at 7pm at Lewisham Library, Lewisham High Street, SE13 6LG where Jennifer A McGowan will read from her new collection With Paper for Feet, and Arachne owner, Cherry Potts will read from our other recent Poetry collection, Joy Howard’s Foraging.

here’s a glimpse of what’s on offer

Jennifer reading Phantom Pains in which past lives catch up

Joy reading Red Frock, Green Frock, celebrating the joys (and otherwise) of siblings.

We don’t let Doris get in our way

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.

Joy Howard reading A Perfect Hexagon from Foraging

and Jennifer A McGowan reading Icarus from With Paper for Feet

You can catch Jennifer reading from With Paper for Feet next on

Friday 03/03/2017 7.30
Albion Beatnik 34 Walton Street Oxford OX2 6AA
£2 on the door

Saturday 04/03/2017 2pm
North Kensington Library 108 Ladbroke Grove London W11 1PZ
free but please book via EventBrite

It’s poetry publication day!

Today we publish two poetry books: With Paper for Feet by Jennifer A McGowan

with paper for feet

and Foraging by Joy Howard

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Available from excellent bookshops everywhere, and online from us and our lovely sales partners Inpress, and the usual suspects.

If you haven’t yet RSVPed for the launch party tonight, please do let us know if you are coming! Otherwise there may not be enough vino to go round, and that would be truly terrible.

We’ve already had a review for each book!

 

Poetry Review — Foraging

A lovely review from ‘evil cyclist’

Evilcyclist's Blog

Foraging by Joy Howard
Foraging by Joy Howard is a short collection of mostly nature and personal poems. Howard runs Grey Hen Press and edits and publishes anthologies featuring poetry by older women. Her work has appeared in several publications over the years. Foraging is her first collection in quite some time.

Howard’s skill with words is quite impressive. This collection is mostly short poems that use few words to create sharp, crisp images. The words align like atoms in a perfect crystal. Every word used is needed and no word is unnecessary. Not a single word is out of place in her poetry matrix. I thought early on that this might be an arbitrary trait I picked up in her writing. Howard confirmed my thinking with the poem “A Perfect Hexagon” which examines the honeycomb structure of a beehive from an engineering and mathematical perspective. She mimics the bees efficiency in her writing…

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Foraging has arrived

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 week Foraging, 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.

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Reviewers wanted for With Paper for Feet, Foraging & Happy Ending Not Guaranteed

We have all our forthcoming books loaded on NetGalley! They will only be there until the end of February so get a shuffle on.

if you are a professional reviewer/ book blogger you can down load a free copy to review here:

Happy Ending Not Guaranteed This is an uncorrected proof, Short Stories, dark and witty fantasy

Foraging poetry from Joy Howard

With Paper for Feet Poetry from Jennifer A McGowan

Also we have just taken delivery of the advance copies of With Paper for Feet, so established poetry magazines expect to hear from me…

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