It’s been a week of books through the post – even though I moved house they still managed to track me down. Looking forward to Siegfried Baber‘s book after Robin Houghton was able to join us for supper on a writing week (our own visiting poet) and talked about the press, as well as doing a reading. Martin Malone describes Baber as “an Armitage for Generation Tweet”.
J V Birch‘s pamphlet, Smashed Glass at Midnight winged its way from Australia and is part of Ginninderra Press‘s Picaro Poets series. Hailing from the UK, Birch has recently moved to Australia and has a host of poems in magazines over there.
Then there’s The Very Best of 52, from Jo Bell‘s project to write a poem a week, selected by Jonathan Davidson and published by Nine Arches Press. Described by one group member as a “mixture of serious and light with a touch of bawdy”. I should perhpas not read this all at once and listen to Jo Bell… “We wrote a poem a week – enjoy reading them, one week at a time”.
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Congratulations on your house move and another successful writing retreat week – you’ve had a busy July !! 🙂 Nice photo – I love looking at book covers. What’s the bear’s name? Glad the bear has reading glasses… the bear will be busy…. maybe the bear will post some bear-reviews …
Oh it doesn’t have a name…. any ideas?
Let’s see… Teenie Bear, or the bear seems to be wearing plaid … so a Celtic name ex. Adair Bear 😉
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