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Nine Arches Press Autumn Launch
Friday September 18th 2015 at 7-9pm
In the Deloitte Room, mac (Midlands Arts Centre), Birmingham, B12 9QH
Please note: Doors open just after 7pm for 7.15pm start.
You are cordially invited to join us to celebrate the launch of four new Nine Arches Press poetry collections for Autumn 2015.
With readings by the following poets from their forthcoming books:
David Clarke was born in Lincolnshire and now lives in Gloucestershire. He works as a teacher and researcher. Nine Arches Press will be publishing his debut poetry collection, Arc. His poems have appeared in magazines including Iota, Anon, Under the Radar and New Walk. His pamphlet, Gaud, was published by Flarestack Poets in 2012. He blogs here.
Sarah James is an award-winning poet, short fiction writer, editor, reviewer and journalist. Her latest book is plenty-fish (Nine Arches Press), her fourth poetry collection. A multi-media narrative in poems, The Magnetic Diaries, based on Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary in a modern English setting was published by Knives, Forks and Spoons Press earlier in 2015. Her debut collection, Into the Yell (Circaidy Gregory Press), won third prize in the International Rubery Book Awards and other recent competition wins include the Wordpool Festival Poetry Competition 2014 (with her poem animated for the Blackpool Illuminations) and the Poetry on Loan ‘home-made, home-grown’ Poetry Competition 2014. She also enjoys collaboration with other poets, artists and photographers, and is editor at V. Press.
David Hart has undertaken poetry residences in hospitals, a cathedral and a couple of poetry festivals, has taught part-time for Warwick and Birmingham universities, he was the first selected Birmingham Poet Laureate. He has published widely in magazines, he was won first, second and runner-up prizes in the National Poetry Competition. His books include Running Out and Crag Inspector (a book-length poem of Bardsey Island) (Five Seasons Press), his pamphlets include The Titanic cafe closes its doors... (Nine Arches) and Misky (Flarestack Pamphlets).Library Inspector, a book-length poem on the trials of a library inspector in wild Wales, on his rounds to the One Book Library, the Six Book Library, will be published by Nine Arches Press.
Myra Connell grew up in Northern Ireland and now lives in Birmingham where she works as a psychotherapist. Her stories are published in various places, including the Tindal Street Press anthologies, Her Majesty and Are You She? Her poems have appeared in Under the Radar, Obsessed with Pipework and The Moth. Her first pamphlet was A Still Dark Kind of Work (Heaventree Press, 2008), and her second, From the Boat (Nine Arches, 2010). Her new collection of poems is House (Nine Arches Press).
Will include a Nine Arches pop-up book stall and refreshments.
FREE event but please RSVP by booking your tickets.
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Nine Arches Press
We are an independent publisher of poetry, based in the Midlands; we believe in the power of great poetry and do everything we can to support new live and written poetry that challenges and excites readers and audiences.
Nine Arches Press is also home to Under the Radar magazine, and co-organisers of Shindig Leicester and many other live poetry events. We are now in our eighth year of independent publishing.
Find out more about us at www.ninearchespress.com