Thursday, 10 January 2008
Welsh Poets Storm Bloomsbury
What's this? London's trendy Time Out announces the arrival of Welsh poets in town. Rack Press (see its blog) is launching the latest batch of three poetry pamphlets and celebrating what it calls "The First Ten" at a festive event at the Swedenborg Hall in Bloomsbury on Tuesday 15th January. Admission is free, the poetry is good (two Welsh and one Irish poets - all excellent), and this annual event in Bloomsbury is turning into a regular fixture on the capital's literary calendar. Rack Press, based in the beautiful countryside of the Welsh Marches, will be holding further launches and readings in Wales, including at the Dylan Thomas Centre at Swansea on 11 April but be the first to catch these limited edition finely produced pamphlets and meet and hear their authors read next week if you are in London. Byron Beynon, Steve Griffiths and David Wheatley will make your night.