So, another week brings another round of rejections from various publications. Or – it seems to me – it does if you’re trying hard enough. A year or so ago I made a vow with myself that for every rejection I would send out even more submissions. That. Got. Silly. Quickly. Rejection is one thing. … More ‘Daydream Nation’
So: it happened! It certainly did. Thanks to all the people who came to the first Poetry Symposium and made it a success. Pictures of everyone that read should be here (https://mobile.twitter.com/CarlislePoetry) or here (https://m.facebook.com/groups/1458436297731828/?ref=group_header&view=group). The buzz in the room of writers and publishers talking together was a brilliant thing to listen to. Please follow … More Thank yous!
When I used to play in bands (a long time ago) there was a part of the night after you’d set up all the amps and the PA where you’d wait… you’d wait in the wings, or at the bar, or in a grubby room somewhere… you’d wait for the feeling that would tell you … More Hum
The address of the Fisher Galleries is 18 Fisher street, CA3 8RH. Thanks to our online media marketing department for the creation of the map (!). If you’re coming by car you might want to head for the Lanes multi story car park (beside Debenhams on this map – opening hours are here), because on-street … More Map!
A few poets have been in touch asking for advice about the Pop-Up Bookshop on Saturday. Mike Smith has run a pop-up bookshop at quite a few events now – and we’re very lucky he is doing so at the Poetry Symposium. The system is very simple. (1) Anyone can put their books and pamphlets up … More Pop-Up Bookshop!
Well, the day is nearly upon us. Thanks to everyone who has emailed us with their best wishes. Featured Poets have already been sent this information, but here’s an itinerary for the day (see above – apologies – I used Excel, which I realise is not very rock and roll). Thanks to all our Featured … More Four Days to Go!