‘Dungeness’ by Stephen Emmerson – 5 Reasons to Read

No – not a review (etc. – see the others in this series). Instead, this is a run through of five reasons you should read Dungeness by Stephen Emmerson, published by the always interesting Guillemot Press. You can buy the book here: https://www.guillemotpress.co.uk. 1: I don’t really know where to begin with this book, so … More ‘Dungeness’ by Stephen Emmerson – 5 Reasons to Read

Penelope Shuttle’s ‘Retrieved Data’: 5 Reasons to Read

No – not a review. Instead, a ‘5 Reasons to Read’ and buy this book. You can buy it here: https://www.brokensleepbooks.com/product-page/penelope-shuttle-retrieved-data. There will be many people who have just bought Penelope Shuttle’s newest collection from Bloodaxe Books: Lyonesse (you can buy it here: https://www.bloodaxebooks.com/ecs/product/lyonesse-1258) . Me, too. However, you may or not be aware that … More Penelope Shuttle’s ‘Retrieved Data’: 5 Reasons to Read

‘Wealden’, Nancy Gaffield – Five Reasons to Read…

I am so late with this (it came out last year)… As I’ve written before, I have given up the idea of ‘reviewing’ poetry – because my knowledge never seems up to the job. This means I start a review and then can’t publish it for The Fear. So, instead, I’m just going to regularly … More ‘Wealden’, Nancy Gaffield – Five Reasons to Read…

Dom Domanski: Selected Poems – Five Reasons to Read…

I have given up the idea of ‘reviewing’ poetry – because my knowledge never seems up to the job. This means I start a review and then can’t publish it for The Fear. So, instead, I’m just going to regularly post ‘Five Reasons to Read’. In each there will be five simple reasons why you … More Dom Domanski: Selected Poems – Five Reasons to Read…

Workshops Are Go

This weekend saw the launch of our Pre-Symposium Workshops. I was very privileged on Saturday to work with an excellent group of writers and I enjoyed watching and hearing the poems that were created. You don’t often get to talk poetry for an extended period – not the writing of it. So, getting people to … More Workshops Are Go

Pre-Symposium Workshop Booking Goes Live!

Carlisle Poetry Symposium will return on 10th July – with a set of caveats and provisos that there is no need to say in our pandemic-affected world! In advance of the Symposium we’re running four online workshops. You can see more here: https://andyhopkinspoet.wordpress.com/workshops/. The dates are there – and you can book there, too. More … More Pre-Symposium Workshop Booking Goes Live!

Carole Coates reads from ‘Crazy Days’

I’m sure you remember Carole Coates reading at the Symposium back in the halcyon days of 2019. She read from ‘Crazy Days’ – her pamphlet from Wayleave Press (amongst other things). That pamphlet will soon be incorporated into a Shoestring Press collection. Here’s a new film of her reading from the pamphlet. I thought you … More Carole Coates reads from ‘Crazy Days’