Browsing Archive: September, 2011

nine days

Posted by Ken Edwards on Sunday, September 25, 2011, In : Reality Street 
That was the hardest week I can remember for a long time, including the time I had a day job too.

It started on the weekend of 17/18 September with two Moors gigs - one a wedding in the heart of the Sussex countryside on the Saturday night and the other a Sunday afternoon performance in the open air at the Hastings Seafood & Wine Festival on a tiny uncovered stage where I feared we would have been both electrocuted and swept away had the rain and wind persisted (but fortunately the sun came o...
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Free verse

Posted by Ken Edwards on Friday, September 16, 2011, In : Reality Street 


On Saturday week - 24 September - Reality Street will take part in a poetry book fair at Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London. The remarkable thing about this is the range of presses and organisations taking part - see above. From Anvil to zimZalla, from Enitharmon to Penned in the Margins to, well, Reality Street. And Mike Horovitz is opening it.

Those reading this from outside the UK without first-hand experience of the stratification of British poetry may have little idea how unusual this is...
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RS sale postscript

Posted by Ken Edwards on Saturday, September 3, 2011, In : Reality Street 
I should have learned from last year, but I didn't - the announcement of the September sale resulted in a huge, immediate demand. But I have now managed to fulfil all the orders that came in during the first two days. Sadly, or happily, the previously unknown cache of Barbara Guest books is no longer available, selling out more quickly than anything else. Other stocks are depleting fast. I may put some additional items into the sale to keep it going - watch this space (or the space this links...
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Ken Edwards This blog is written by Ken Edwards, co-founder and editor/publisher of Reality Street, and it's mainly about the press. Ken's personal blog can now be found at http://www.kenedwards.eu/