Thursday, 12 February 2009

wednesday at Birkbeck

Another evening of choice in London. At the Wheatsheaf in Rathbone Place a reading hosted by Poetry Wales and Wolf featured Carol Watts and Harry Gilonis among others (the pub had been a centre of literary activity in the 1940s). I was unable to get there but I did go to the launch of Alan Halsey’s Lives of the Poets at Birkbeck College. Glenn Storhaug’s Five Seasons Press must do some of the best looking books on the planet and this volume is no exception. The Press is all the more worthy of praise since it now does this without Arts Council funding, having to raise its own subscriptions. Appearing below: Glenn Storhaug beneath a venerable ancestor and Alan Halsey just before (or maybe just after) the reading.

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