Stratford-upon-Avon Poetry festival 2015
Independent Poetry Press Evening
17 July, 7.30pm - 9.00pm, The Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6QW
Poetry in the UK is kept in good health by a glorious range of independent presses. Peter and Ann Sansom, editors of Smith / Doorstop, will introduce poets featured in their recent anthology 'Cast', including Midlands-based poet Gregory Leadbetter (committee member of the Friends of Coleridge) and Liz Berry, featured in the anothology 'Cast'. Emma Wright, founder of The Emma Press, will be sharing the work of some of their pamphlet poets, including Richard O’Brien, Rachel Piercey and Jacqueline Saphra. It promises to be a fascinating introduction to the poetry that will shape the coming decades.