29th october 2022 3pm uk time
We can’t wait to launch Travel Writing by Luciana Francis and Face the Strain by Joolz Sparkes. Dean Atta describes Face the Strain as being ‘at once tender and intimate and unapologetically political. No punches are pulled in this small but mighty body of work.’ Katharine Towers writes of Travel Writing ‘these delicate and thoughtful poems offer moments of quiet wonder, taking in motherhood and memory, elsewhere and home.’ Also see below for details of our wonderful guest readers, ATG poets Jane Lovell and Sarah James.
Eventbrite link for tickets https://ATG-Sparkes-Francis.eventbrite.com
Jane Lovell this year won both the RIALTO Nature & Place Competition and the Ginkgo prize. She’s the author of several collections, including her ATG pamphlet Metastatic. She won the 2019 Mslexia Poetry Pamphlet Competition with This Tilting Earth, published by Seren. Sarah James is author of eight solo poetry books, including her ATG pamphlet How to Grow Matches. Several of her books have won or been shortlisted/highly commended for an award. Her CP Aware Award Prize for Poetry 2021 collection Blood Sugar, Sex, Magic is now available from Verve Poetry Press.
20th march 2022 3pm uk time
We’re really looking forward to launching Joanna Nissel’s Guerrilla Brightenings and Sarah Mnatzaganian‘s Lemonade in the Armenian Quarter in March. Joanna’s poems of domesticity, family, love, death and lockdown beautifully thread sadness and loss with brightness, warmth and compassion. Sarah leads the reader through the gentle landscape of her English childhood into the colourful world of her Armenian family in Jerusalem. Both books are available for pre-order and will be delivered in time the launch.
Eventbrite link for tickets: https://joanna_sarah.eventbrite.com
We’re really thrilled that our guest readers are Benjamin Cusden and Cheryl Moskowitz. Benjamin’s pamphlet, Cut the Black Rabbit is described Katrina Naomi as “a tough but tender read, with Cusden being one who knows how to ‘camouflage your being with evening air’ and how to scrape by ‘with laughter and lager’.” Cheryl Moskowitz’s Maternal Impression is described by Lisa Kelly as “a call to arms – maternal arms – and all that implies in the Anthropocene. It has a beating heart that needs to be heard, felt, and heeded.”
24th october 2021 3pm UK time
Zoom launch of We Are Animals, Don’t Forget It by Imogen Downes and Sleeping on the Wing by Eleanor Page. Guest readers Olga Dermott-Bond and Natalie Shaw.
Eventbrite link for tickets – https://page-downes.eventbrite.com
15th august 2021 2.30pm, UK
10th april 2021 3pm New york, 8pm uk
Zoom reading from Arrival at Elsewhere co-hosted by Carl Griffin and with readings from John Foy, Catherine Fletcher, Myronn Hardy, Rachel Hadas and David M. Katz.
Eventbrite link for tickets: https://arrival-elsewhere-ny.eventbrite.com
28th March 2021 3pm
Zoom launch of In An Ideal World I’d Not Be Murdered by Chaucer Cameron and Maternal Impression by Cheryl Moskowitz. Guest readers Isabelle Baafi and Lucy English.
Eventbrite link for tickets: https://cameron-moskowitz.eventbrite.com
Cheltenham Poetry Festival – Arrival at Elsewhere – 4th March 2021
Delighted that Cheltenham poetry festival are hosting a reading from Arrival at Elsewhere – Thursday 4th March 8pm. Readers include George Szirtes, John Glenday, Julian Stannard and Against the Grain poet Graham Clifford.
See Cheltenam Poetry Festival for other readings, workshops & open mic sessions.
28th november 2020
Zoom launch of Arrival at Elsewhere, curated by Carl Griffin, @ 3pm UK time (GMT)
26th September 2020
Zoom launch of Benjamin Cusden’s Cut the Black Rabbit
and Natalie Shaw’s Oh be quiet @ 3.30pm
Guest readers: Sarah Leavesley, Graham Clifford, Denise Bundred, Colin Pink, Olga Dermott-Bond
30th May 2020
Zoom launch of Denise Bundred’s Litany of a Cardiologist
and Olga Dermott-Bond’s apple, fallen
22nd February 2020
See you at Free Verse: The Poetry Book Fair
28th September 2019
Launch of Claire Walker’s Collision
Guest readers: Sarah Doyle and Cheryl Pearson
5th June 2019
Launch of Colin Pink’s The Ventriloquist Dummy’s Lament
Artwork by Daniel Goodwin. Guest reader: Mimi Kalvati
16th March 2019
Launch of Dancing Boy by Michelle Diaz and Well by Graham Clifford
Guest readers: Claire Collison, Phil Hancock and Jane Wilkinson
19th October 2018
Launch of Jane Lovell’s Metastatic
23rd June 2018
Launch of Flood-Junk by Sean Magnus Martin
31st March 2018
Launch of How to Grow Matches by S.A. Leavesley at the Poetry Cafe London
4th November 2017
Against the Grain Poetry Press launch of Anna Kisby’s debut pamphlet “All the Naked Daughters”
We would really like to thank our guest readers who have helped us to launch our pamphlets – their readings and support are much appreciated:
Hilaire, Joolz Sparkes, Linda Black, Nick Compton, Joanna Nissel, Graham Clifford, Michelle Diaz, Alison Brackenbury.