Getting towards the end of our month long celebration of all things Arachne with a video about our first ever poetry book, The Other Side of Sleep, an anthology of long narrative poems.
You can buy the book for £5 from our webshop
ALL our poetry books are now available as eBooks!
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!
Find these gorgeous words as Kindles on Amazon
and ePub on Hive
In case you were wondering, all our fiction is already available as ebooks. We aren’t set up to sell them ourselves, yet. Working on it.
With Paper for Feet Jennifer A McGowan
Foraging , Joy Howard
Erratics, Cathy Bryant
In Retail, Jeremy Dixon
The Knotsman, Math Jones
Mamiaith, Ness Owen
Let out the Djinn, Jane Aldous
The Significance of a Dress, Emma Lee.
To celebrate the launch of Emma Lee‘s new poetry collection The Significance of a Dress, we are holding an event at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery, University of Greenwich, 10 Stockwell Street, Greenwich SE10 9BD on the actual day SUNDAY 8TH MARCH 2pm.
Emma will be joined by Jenny Mitchell (Time and Tide, whose idea it was). Michelle Penn (Dusk, Noon, Time and Tide), Shamini Sriskandarajah (Story Cities), Claire Booker (Time and Tide), Laila Sumpton (Dusk, Noon) and Sarah Lawson (The Other Side of Sleep, Vindication, Departures), and there will be an open mic session, and very possibly cake.
The notional theme is women on the move, but this is being widely interpreted.
If you would like to take part in the open mic with on-theme poetry or flash fiction, please contact us, or sign up on arrival, there are a maximum of 6 500-word-limit slots.
Tickets by donation to cover travel expenses for the readers.
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!
The London Book Fair is a cacophonous place, it’s hard to hear anything even when addressed through a microphone. None the less, we had a go. Here is pictorial evidence, of Bernie Math & Jeremy reading, in the Poetry Pavilion miniature Globe theatre, their wildly diverse takes on narrative poetry from The Other Side of Sleep. The video sound is unfortunately atrocious and I wouldn’t want to inflict it on you.
LBF continues to make noise today, and when it’s over anyone with the energy can totter round the corner to Brompton Library for Cherry Potts’ reading & workshop Rebellion: Writing Fantasy.
Our slot at the Poetry Pavilion at London Book Fair has expanded.
We are now reading on Wednesday 13th at 15.35, and Bernie and Jeremy are joined by Math Jones.
At about 16:10 we will be talking about poetry in performance.
If you are a poet or poet-in-waiting and attending the LBF you might be interested in the Inpress LBF Poetry Prize. email or hand deliver to the pavilion, a poem on the subject of Internationalism.
more information here: : http://inpressbooks.co.uk/pages/lbf-poetry-prize
Coming to the London Book Fair?
Here’s a map of Olympia... The Poetry Pavilion is in the top left corner, near the West Hall entrance. There are lots of other poetry performances going on, but 3.30 pm on Wednesday is our spot. Although we may get another one…
We have a little cluster of poets in the South West, and we like to give everyone an opportunity to get out and read their work, so this year we asked the lovely people at Swindon Poetry Festival if we could come and read with them, and they said, of course! We’ve managed to persuade a couple of poets from further afield to join us, and we are going to have a lovely time, and hope you will come along and enjoy it too.
SUNDAY 4/10/15 3pm to 4:30pm
Central Library Regent Circus, Swindon SN1 1QG
Cherry Potts presents: The Other Side of Sleep
Following a short discussion between the poets, the editor, and the audience on what makes a narrative poem, some of the contributors to The Other Side of Sleep will read their work. Each tells a story – sometimes in a straightforward purposeful way, sometimes in a roundabout way, but somewhere there is a thread of narrative woven through. Narrative, but by no means traditional poems, by contemporary voices Kate Foley, Bernie Howley, Elinor Brooks, Jeremy Dixon and Jill Sharp. Kate will also be reading part of the title (narrative) poem from her VERY SOON to be published collection, The Don’t Touch Garden.
Tickets £5 plus booking fee from http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/festival-program-2015-tickets-17467712398 we are near the bottom of the page!
Here are some videos of our Festival themed
The Story Sessions contribution to Brockley Max on Saturday.
Alix Adams reading two poems on behalf of Elinor Brooks
Jennifer A McGowan reading two of her poems
Cherry Potts reading from a ‘written for the occasion’ short story Midsomer Morris
Joan Taylor-Rowan reading from her novel, The Birdskin Shoes
David Bausor reading from O Happy Day
David & Joan both have stories in London Lies and Stations.
Elinor & Jennifer both have poems in The Other Side of Sleep
We don’t usually get ‘reviewed’ for our performances, but Martyn Crucefix has given us a shout on his blog about the Cheltenham Poetry Festival, for our readings for The Other Side of Sleep, featuring Math Jones, Bernie Howley, Angela France and Jeremy Dixon Lovely to get feedback from a fellow poet.