In the final instalment of our video interviews with poet A.J Akoto, A.J tells us more about the animal symbolism which appears in Unmothered, her powerful debut collection – out now!
In which we discover that ancient barns have no soundproofing at all, while reading poems about the glory of the landscape outside.
Gaia in the Garden
On the Centenary of my Teacups
Looking Towards Smock Mill
Video by Dai Powell: Diana Powell, Sian Northey, Siôn Aled, Gareth Writer-Davies, Stephen Payne and clare e potter read under the trees of Brecon cathedral close, hosted by Leigh and Nicki of The Hours bookshop.
The book is back in stock available from our webshop and good bookshops everywhere
We’ve had 2 launches for Paper Crusade this week, first on line, on Wednesday, then at Keats House yesterday.
We’ve recorded everything, and will be sharing as we get it edited and captioned.
Here poet Michelle Penn and editor Cherry Potts talk about the inspirations themes, characters, processes and decisions that went into the making of the book.
Thanks to Keats House for making us so welcome!
you can buy the book in print from our webshop (we are temporarily out of office stock – thank you lovely people who bought so many copies – but will have more by the end of next week, or can get them sent direct from the warehouse)
or as an eBook (EPub) from our new ebook and audio store; Kindle version from the usual place!
Videos of poetry readings to follow!
Yesterday was the third anniversary of Jeremy Dixon’s first pamphlet, In Retail. to celebrate, here is a video of Jeremy reading (along with the audience) from one of the first poems from the collection that he shared with us, published in The Other Side of Sleep, and read here at our 5th anniversay celbrations!
The combination of our enthusiasm for LGBTQ writing and of this being LGBT History Month, and our wily marketing plans means there are going to be a few more LGBT posts this week.
Watch this space, for this and other anniversary news.
You can vote for your favourite poem from this collection, and others VERY soon, to help us plan the programme for our anniversary party.
10 years ago, almost to the day, I started planning Arachne Press, buying the independent publishers guide from IPG, talking to people about names (see the video on our home page for the joy of choosing a name for a publishing house), and contacting printers to ask possibly naive questions.
Last year, Neil Lawrence, one of our authors, asked if he could interview me, as the tail end of all the author conversations we’d recorded in lockdown. We then got too busy to edit it. But with our 10th Anniversary looming (August) I’ve put some work in and finished the edit. A lot of it is about me as a writer and will be used elsewhere, but this section is about starting Arachne and my role as editor, and keeping going.
The final section of the festival, in pre-recorded video. The live versions will be available later in the week.
The third section of the festival, in pre-recorded video. The live versions will be available later in the week.
The second section of the festival, in pre-recorded video. The live versions will be available later in the week.