Julian Bishop: Slow Burn

Poet Julian Bishop introduces his poem Slow Burn written especially for Solstice Shorts Festival, Tymes goe by Turnes.The festival is online this year, 21st December 2020 8pm BST Tickets are on sale now (donation: suggestion £5) on eventbrite

you can pre-order the book direct from our webshop and get a free ticket, or ticket holders paying at least £5, get the book half price if ordered by 8am the morning after the festival.

Karen Ankers: In Dark

Poet Karen Ankers introduces her poem In Dark written especially for Solstice Shorts Festival, Tymes goe by Turnes.The festival is online this year, 21st December 2020 8pm BST Tickets are on sale now (donation: suggestion £5) on eventbrite

you can pre-order the book direct from our webshop and get a free ticket, or ticket holders paying at least £5, get the book half price if ordered by 8am the morning after the festival.

Elinor Brooks: Sir Thomas Wyatt’s Cat

Poet Elinor Brooks introduces her poem Sir Thomas Wyatt’s Cat written especially for Solstice Shorts Festival, Tymes goe by Turnes.The festival is online this year, 21st December 2020 8pm BST Tickets are on sale now (donation: suggestion £5) on eventbrite

you can pre-order the book direct from our webshop and get a free ticket, or ticket holders paying at least £5, get the book half price if ordered by 8am the morning after the festival.

Recent Reviews of Mamiaith and No Spider Harmed

Eat the Storms review of Ness Owen’s Mamiaith

A long, thoughtful and very enthusisatic review from Damien B Donnelly

The collection cleverly deceives the reader with its light appearance; delicate forms of short poems with few words but that too is its strength, like a language not used enough so that words are forgotten and we must cut to the truth without the fluff and frills.

Following on from Dawn Dumont’s quote at the beginning of the poem One Name, Cymru- to be born indigenous is to be born an activist- we realise that the fight is happening here, within the considered calls rising up from these carefully chosen lines, each word perfectly formed into a sense of identity often bashed, often silenced but ever resilient.

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Review of No Spider Harmed on Blue Nib

an appreciative review from Chloe Jacques

Pieces in the collection rarely seek to impose an anthropomorphized interior experience onto their spiders, and the anthology is filled with musings and suggestions that speak both to things shared between humans and spiders, and to the ultimate mystery of a spider’s inner-world.

The myriad voices in the collection – and the many ways they have interpreted the call for submissions – make for a stimulating read, at once serious and moving, as well as light-hearted and frivolous.

This collection is a refreshing, detailed and compassionate take on an under-loved and fascinating creature.

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Ness Owen: Beach Clean

Poet Ness Owen introduces her poem Beach Clean written especially for Solstice Shorts Festival, Tymes goe by Turnes.The festival is online this year, 21st December 2020 8pm BST Tickets are on sale now (donation: suggestion £5) on eventbrite

you can preorder the book direct from our webshop and get a free ticket, or ticket holders paying at least £5, get the book half price if ordered by 8am the morning after the festival.

S B Merrow: For Ellen

Poet S B Merrow introduces her poem For Ellen written especially for Solstice Shorts Festival, Tymes goe by Turnes.The festival is online this year, 21st December 2020 8pm BST Tickets are on sale now (donation: suggestion £5) on eventbrite

you can preorder the book direct from our webshop and get a free ticket, or ticket holders paying at least £5, get the book half price if ordered by 8am the morning after the festival.

Kelly Davis The Saddest Birdes a Season Find to Singe

Poet Kelly Davis introduces her poem The Saddest Birdes a Season Find to Singe written especially for Solstice Shorts Festival, Tymes goe by Turnes.The festival is online this year, 21st December 2020 8pm BST Tickets are on sale now (£5) https://bit.ly/2FX5DhA

You can preorder the book from us

Jane Aldous Tymes goe by Turnes

Jane Aldous introduces her poem Sirius which will be performed at Solstice Shorts Festival 2020, Tymes Goe By Turnes on 21st December, and published in the book of the same name, we are crowdfunding – only a few hours left!

I nearly Drownded, Daddy BSL Translation

I nearly Drownded, Daddy, a poem by Vivien Jones for Solstice Shorts Festival 2019, Time and Tide, translated and performed in BSL by Marcel Hirshman.

We are crowdfunding for this year’s festival, Tymes goe by Turnes, crowdfund closes 15th October 7pm we could use your dosh! We have printers and performers and writers we’d like to pay.

Tymes Goe by Turnes Crowdfund reward: Let Out the Djinn poetry collection

Let Out the Djinn poetry collection

pledge £10 for a copy of Let Out the Djinn Debut poetry collection from long time Solstice Shorts contributor and collaborator, Jane Aldous.

Our Crowdfund for Solstice Shorts is closing very soon! 15th October is the last day.

Estimated delivery: 1st Nov 2020

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