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Reading Poets: An Anthology

Exciting news! I’ve been hard at work with my editing hat on and am delighted to announce that the fruits of a communal labour will be published this June by Reading’s Two Rivers Press.

Reading Poets: An Anthology features work from 37 emerging and established Reading poets, and presents a vibrant and diverse collection, reflecting the energy and variety of the town’s arts scene. The book is fronted by a contemporary urban cubist painting by award-winning local artist, Michael Garaway.

Selecting works for the title was a much more daunting task than I’d anticipated, with such a high number of submissions. Curating a collection of work from disparate writers is a tricky business but after much consideration, work from the following poets’ was included:

Liam Anslow-sucevic; Kate Behrens; Denise Bundred; J. A. Clothier; Maisie Crittenden; Marcin Czyż; Fiona Dignan; Jo Farrant; John Froy; Anastasia Gale; Martin Haslam; Kitty Hawkins; Megan Hay; Frances Hudson; Karen Izod; Andrew Jamison; Charlotte Johnson; Zannah Kearns; Gill Learner; Katherine Meehan; Kate Noakes; Louise Ordish; Patrick Osada; Lillie Postlewhite; Victoria Pugh; Kate Pursglove; Susan Roberts; Lesley Saunders; Geoff Sawers; Isobel Shirlaw; Megan Slater; Antonia Taylor; Robin Thomas; Susan Utting; Jean Watkins; Ann Westgarth; Jules Whiting.

Thanks to all at Two Rivers and the wonderful Claire Dyer for her support – it has been a joy to work with such a professional and passionate team!

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