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Booker, Dawes & Kinsella in dialogue with Poynting at Ledbury Poetry Festival 2021

THE POET IN THE ATTIC AND THE POET IN THE WORLD: Malika Booker, Kwame Dawes & John Kinsella in dialogue with Jeremy Poynting

8pm – 9pm, Zoom, £5, Tickets here

Part of the Ledbury Poetry Festival 2021.

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The Shape of That Hurt available for pre-order

The Shape of That Hurt is now available for pre-order.

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Windrush Day 2021: Author Anthony Joseph reads from his novel Kitch

Windrush Day 2021: Author Anthony Joseph reads from his novel Kitch
Tue, 22 June 2021
19:00 – 20:00 BST
Online event
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Award-winning poet, novelist, academic & musician Anthony Joseph reads from his fictional biography of Calypso Icon Lord Kitchener.

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Join us for the launch of Fortune by Amanda Smyth

Save the date: Wednesday 21 July 2021, 7pm BST. 
Where: TBC

We will be launching Fortune by Amanda Smyth with our friends at Renaissance One. Amanda will be in conversation with Managing Editor Jeremy Poynting, with special guests reading alongside the author.

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Jeremy Poynting among guest editors for Tank Magazine: Summer Reader 2021

Find coherence in a chaotic world – or at least a cheat-sheet of literary anecdotes for lustreless post-lockdown chatter – with this summer’s best reads, as chosen by Tank's panel of guest editors: Barbara Epler (New Directions), Jeremy Poynting (Peepal Tree Press), Alexis Zavialoff and Maia Asshaq (Motto). Elsewhere in the issue, Lisa Appignanesi writes on the singular brilliance of Dubravka Ugrešić, Christabel Stewart considers Niki de Saint Phalle’s AIDS activism and Alexandra Kleeman discusses apocalyptic fiction and her upcoming novel Something New Under the Sun.

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Ioney Smallhorne: My journey back to writing

The past year has been the first time when I actually considered quitting writing and the arts industry as a whole. It was tough and not because of lockdown. I’ve been freelance for all of my adult working life, so working from home, feeling isolated, living with a sporadic financial landscape has been the norm.

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Esther Phillips and Monica Minott in conversation with Dr. Jeremy Poynting

A Conversation between Esther Phillips, Monica Minott and Dr. Jeremy Poynting
Wednesday 26 May, 6-8pm BST
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Esther Phillips won a James Michener fellowship to the University of Miami where she gained an MFA degree in Creative Writing, 1999.

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Poem: 'Please Send Me Flowers' by Jennifer Rahim

Photo by Deepak kumar on Unsplash

 

Please Send Me Flowers

(Thinking about "Fuck your Lecture on Craft, My People are Dying" by Noor Hindi)

by Jennifer Rahim

 

What if, today, I write this line,

                        hesitant

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Bookseller interview with Marvin Thompson: 'How could I be a poet if Black artists did not exist?'

The Bookseller features a wonderful interview with Peepal Tree poet Marvin Thompson. The interview is available in print and online now.

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Roger Robinson: Cities Imaginaries Lecture 2021

Roger Robinson: Cities Imaginaries Lecture 2021
Thursday 20 May 2021
6pm
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Writer and T.S. Eliot Prize winner Roger Robinson will deliver this year's Cities Imaginaries lecture at UCL Urban Laboratory.

The Actuality of Gentrification

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