Kate Noakes' seventh poetry collection The Filthy Quiet launched at The Poetry Cafe in London on World Poetry Day this week, with an appreciative audience of poets and poetry lovers and flowing Côtes du Rhône. Mark Blayney (Loud Music Makes you Drive Faster) and Susie Wild (Better Houses) brought both filth and quiet in their support sets before the queen of the night, Kate Noakes, read from her deeply personal autobiographical new collection to much applause and subsequent book sales and signings. The Filthy Quiet explores the pain of losing a long-built life and the joys of exploring a new one. This...
Join us for an afternoon of poetry from Wales and the World at The Wheatsheaf, 25 Rathbone Place, London Fitzrovia. We will be featuring poets with links to London and Wales and poetry in translation published by Parthian Books and their friends.
Poets performing include Eleni Cay (A Butterfly's Trembling in the Digital Age, Parthian, 2017), Rebecca Parfitt (The Days After, Listen Softly London, 2017), and Tracey Rhys (Teaching a Bird to Sing, Green Bottle Press, 2016).
The event will be hosted by London-born, Cardiff-based poet Susie Wild, who will also be reading from her new collection Better Houses.
Poets/ translators wishing to read at the Poetry in Translation open mic should email email@example.com
The following guest post is provided by Claire Houguez, former Parthian staff, who attended the Books Without Borders Bookclub event in London. I take the lift up to the fifteenth floor of Saint Georges Hotel. It’s apt that we’re meeting here because, as is gleefully noted by organiser Philip, a hotel of the same name is referenced in The Women Who Blow on Knots, the book we’re here to discuss. Philip is already seated at the reserved table when I arrive and he greets me with fresh coffee. We marvel at the scenic cityscape through the large windows. Philip started...