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Photo Blog: Launch of Hymns Ancient & Modern by J. Brookes
Here are some of a selection of great photos taken by Simon Oconnor of the poetry extravaganza recent Cardiff launch event for J. Brookes' new and selected poems. Featuring a plethora of names from the very well established to the emerging on the Cardiff Spoken Word Scene, with a wonderful plentiful audience to boot, much fun was had. Here's a selection: See the album in full on Facebook Find out more about J. Brookes
Book Launch Photo Blog: The Filthy Quiet
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...