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April 2017

Reader Feedback, April 2017

Gram Joel Davies’s first collection is a delight; the poems show a confidence-inspiring level of craft that is never forced. His language, while often condensed, is never over-dense and I was drawn to chew and mull, the better to enjoy the sounds and to access the layers of meaning. There is playfulness here too, and a surrealist touch that lifts the poems with a jolt of surprise to the reader. The book’s blurbs don’t mention the eroticism of some of the poems — so hard to do and he pulls it off with aplomb! I recommend this book without reservation.

—Jinny Fisher on Bolt Down This Earth

Cheltenham Poetry Festival, May 9th 7pm (with Hannah Linden)

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Hannah Linden

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This event, our third for Cheltenham, is also my first opportunity to air poms form my collection, Bolt Down This Earth, so my set will include readings from the book. Copies will be available at the event.

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The Fenland Reed (ed. J. Totman & M. Livingstone): ‘Borders and Bridges’ issue, spring 2017

My poem ‘A lonely man whose fried is the horizon‘ published in this edition. The piece was written in a warm up for the Trios 2017 photography/poetry/art project. It was the launching point for Viv Styles’ amazing cover image, also used in the magazine.

The theme is ‘Borders and Bridges’ and includes an underlying political slant.

See here for copies and examples of the work inside: