Launch info join us on Wednesday at the Poetry Cafe (RSVP)
or pick a copy up at Free Verse this saturday
or order a copy from our webshop
Hello poetry lovers.
To celebrate National Poetry Day we have a special offer, some events and an announcement or three.
For today only our anthology of long narrative poems The Other Side of Sleep is on offer at £5 (reduced from £9.99) if bought direct from us online
If you are at Free Verse Poetry Book Fair on Saturday at Conway Hall come and say hello – we have a stall, and are reading at 4.30 in the Garden Cafe on Red Lion Square (Lisa Kelly, Math Jones, Sarah James and Jeremy Dixon)
or the BBC’s Strong Language Festival in Hull (drop by the pop up poetry bookshop today through to Sunday)
You can get a copy of TOSOS for £5 if bought with another Arachne Press Poetry Book at either event.
Looking forward, we have been inviting people whose work we have published in anthologies like TOSOS, to send us their collections.
Quite a few people have, and at the moment we have agreement, in principle, to publish the following
Kate Foley A Gift of Rivers (definite, April)
Cathy Bryant The Colour of Not Knowing
Jeremy Dixon In Retail
We are still toying with the idea of what I think of as a ‘short fat anthology’ – maximum of 5 poets, multiple poems from each – this is aimed at emerging poet who haven’t got enough work for a collection yet – so exciting new voices on the cusp of greatness!
Being busy people we can’t always arrange our own events as regularly as we might like, so we are very happy when we get asked to take part in other people’s.
On Wednesday 27th September 18.15 we are at Archway with Words at Archway Library, Hamlyn House Highgate Hill N19 5PH where Liam is reading again, alongside Katy Darby, Cherry Potts, Carolyn Eden, and Wendy Gill
On Saturday 30th September we are at Free Verse Poetry Book Fair at Conway Hall where we will have a stall all day, and are reading in the Red Lion Square garden cafe at 4.30, with Jeremy Dixon, Lisa Kelly and Sarah James.Experience a flush of openness in San Francisco, a long day on a till, an even longer night in a hotel, and time shifting about the three occupants of a house.
In October we are off to the Shoreham Word Fest with a Liberty Tales/ Songs of Protest evening at the Yacht Club on Thursday 12th at 19.30 (£10) with Elinor Brooks, Greg Page and Carrie Cohen reading poetry and Cherry & Liam reading prose, and Ian Kennedy & Sarah Lloyd and some of Vocal Chords singing. We will be teaching two very simple protest songs!
Followed on the Saturday Morning at 11am with a Children’s event in the Library, (Free) with The Old Woman From Friuli by Ghillian Potts being read by Tash Fairbanks, and a kind of demonstration of woodcut printing from Cherry Potts, because we couldn’t get hold of Ed Boxall, the illustrator of the book, to join us. No sharp objects will be let near children!