Here I am, compering a 3 book launch night at the Poetry Cafe, Covent Garden. My part in the books’ creation was as typeset, production and publishing – everything but the words. This rather excellent evening concluded with fine pale ale in a proper old “nuclear sub”.
Proud to be the publisher behind this particularly special first collection from Simon Cockle.
…”imaginative curiousity, willingness to engage…poems that offer genuine insights“, “…a writer who has found his stride“.
Available right now from our website: http://www.arenig.co.uk/product/river-lane/
One slab of rock, 5ft 3 inches tall
One train crash, political
A poem about the ‘B’ word (B****T)
A collaboration of stone carvers
And a road trip to Parliament Square.
Watch this space…
Totally delighted to be the publishing part of this new collection by Brecon poet Gareth Writer-Davies. Here, in 68 pages, Davies fleshes out his twin subjects of love and sex in poems of affection, sardonic humour and a characteristic lightness of touch that makes his first collection both exceptionally readable and an intimate pleasure. So the blurb says… Anyway, buy one <here> it’s a gorgeous publication.
Revisting a childhood haunt.
It’s not good news, frankly. Insert final ending according to your own belief system – mine ends where this film does.
Does this smell like 1914?
Whispered breeze shakes sullen leaves
Fruit ripens, bursts
Powdered bees dance still to the sun.
But what is that on the east wind
A film poem. Sanctuary and rebirth in a tub of water.