New publications for Poetry Space

Sunday, 16 February 2014

There are lots of new publications in the pipeline for Poetry Space this year.

Following on from the success of Breaking Through which has raised over £200 for Bath Mind, Beverley Ferguson will have a longer pamphlet collection (Flowers in the Blood) published by us later this year. Beverley has been a supporter of Poetry Space since 2010 when she came across Poetry Space Competition, entered and became our very first winning poet with her poem, Illness.

Poetry Space is delighted to be publishing a new collection by prize-winning poet Roger Elkin this summer.  Roger’s career includes being  literary advisor to the Leek Arts Festival for whom he organized an International Poetry Competition and sole editor of Envoi from 1991 to 2006. Roger will launch his new collection Chance Encounters at the St. Clementin bi-lingual festival in South -West France in August. Poetry Space will have a significant presence at this festival as our WW2 anthology Through a Child’s Eyes will be presented there by another award winning poet, Katherine Gallagher.

Joining the poetry list this year is ex-NHS administrator Neil Leadbeater with his full collection, The Loveliest Vein of Our Lives : A Journey Through Brazil. An appropriate book for Brazil’s World Cup year.

Another collection due out in the Autumn is Midnight Robin by Maureen Weldon. Maureen is having a good year, having made a guest appearance on February 10th at the New Brighton Bards, hosted by David Costello, she also has another appearance lined up as guest poet at “First Thursday” at Lingham’s Booksellers, Heswall, Wirral.   Maureen recent poetry successes include having her poem, “Home In Deeside” published by Ink Sweat & Tears, Editor Helen Ivory, and she has  just had two poems accepted for The Sons of Camus International Journal, issue 11.

I am also compiling pamphlet collections for Prem Kumari Srivastava, Associate Professor of English at Cluster Innovation Centre in Delhi and Hannah Teasedale who lives in Bath.