Poetry Business News
Yvonne Green will be reading on 30th November 2016 as part of Torriano Meeting House's Poetry Series.
We'd like to let you know about some festival events featuring Poetry Business poets which are coming up over the next few months in Ilkley, Sheffield, Kendal and Nottingham. Details of all four festivals are available below. We hope you enjoy the festival season!
November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Mercure Hotel – The George Suite
2 George Street
Nottingham, NG1 3BP
We are very sorry to announce the death of the poet, publisher and musician, David Attwooll. David made many friends, which we know very well from our Writing School, where he was admired as an outstanding poet and was loved for his kindness, generosity and insight.
David's pamphlet, Surfacing, won the Poetry Business Competition in 2012, judged by Simon Armitage, and the following year his poems were featured in Carcanet's Oxford Poets anthology. Two Rivers Press brought out his first full-length collection, The Sound Ladder in 2015 (reviewed in the North by Noel Williams [link ?]). Two Rivers had planned to publish a new collection for 2017, and the work on this will continue with the help of David's family and colleagues. David was at the height of his powers, and his death is a great loss.
Our heartfelt condolences to David's family.
The drum also waltzes
I.m. David Attwooll
With flam and paradiddle,
with words that jive,
he planted firm
the ladder to Port Meadow.
that more than tolerated,
he Mingused and Maxed
into our caring,
left a beat for us to feel.
By Rod Whitworth
Wendy Klein enjoys a side-by-side look at two compelling but entirely different smith|doorstop books - 'Swimming with Jellyfish' by Stuart Pickford and 'Kingdom Power Glory' by Nigel Pantling.
Read the review on the London Grip website here.
Poetry Reading & Performance
Friday 24 June, 6pm (free event, with refreshments)
York St John University, Quad West, Theatre 1 (QW007)
Winner's Launch Reading
Saturday 18th June 2016
1pm - 2:30pm
The Jerwood Centre, Town End, Grasmere, Cumbria, LA22 9SH
Stuart Pickford, author of the recently published collection 'Swimming with Jellyfish' will be reading as part of York Explore's event 'Finding The Words' on 23rd June at York Explore, Library Square York on 23rd June 2016. The Event starts at 7pm.
Ledbury Poetry Salon with featured poet Cliff Yates on Wednesday 8 June at 7pm – 9pm, the Panelled Room, The Master’s House in Ledbury. Tickets £5 on the door, to include a glass of Poetry Gold cider. As always the first half of the Salon is a reading and conversation and the second half is an open mic. All welcome to perform – just sign up on the door.