The double A side nightjrrs 12″ finally goes on sale at the Vinyl Cafe, Carlisle on Record Store Day, 17th July. You will also be able to buy the record on Bandcamp (https://nightjrrs.bandcamp.com/). Find https://twitter.com/nightjrrs for updates. Hand stamped. Lyrics etched onto the vinyl. RSD-special releases also contain print and stamp/Freiraum press release.
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
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
It may not come as a huge surprise, but the latest change to government guidance has had an effect on the Carlisle Poetry Symposium. The shortest way of saying it is that the venue (Tullie House) are still being incredibly helpful – but if we were to go ahead on the 10th July we would … More Carlisle Poetry Symposium Postponed
There is a real lack of good poetry reviewing – and I can understand many of the reasons why. Sometimes you open up a review page of a poetry magazine and find stunningly bland prose. Have no fear, intrepid reader. Poetry-panning still exists. Take this as an example: https://newcriterion.com/issues/2021/6/history-lessons: you’ll need to scroll down. It … More Poetry Reviews
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…
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…
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
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!
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’