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An Evening of Poetry with Candlestick Press

by The Leeds Library


Join Candlestick Press, The Leeds Library and a host of guest poets to celebrate the launch of three brand new titles. Ten Poems from the Countryside, Ten Poems about Getting Older and Ten Poems about Work – each edited by a leading contemporary poet – embrace delightfully contrasting themes. Expect wit, wisdom and moments of pure, unabashed rhapsody!

Entry is free but please register in advance to book your place here on Eventbrite and you will be emailed a Zoom link to the event at 5.30pm on Monday 5th July and again at 5.00pm on Tuesday 6th July when registration closes.

There is an option to donate with all proceeds going to the Leeds Library.

Find out more about Candlestick Press and order your copies now.

Editors’ bios

Jonathan Edwards was brought up in South Wales where he works as an English teacher. His poetry collection My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren, 2014) was awarded the Costa Poetry Prize. His second collection Gen (Seren, 2018) was Wales Book of the Year People’s Choice 2019.

Sean Hewitt lives in Dublin where he teaches at Trinity College. His debut collection Tongues of Fire (Cape, 2020) was an Irish Times Book of the Year and was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award. A memoir All Down Darkness Wide is forthcoming in 2022.

John McCullough is a poet and poetry tutor living in Brighton. His third collection Reckless Paper Birds (Penned in the Margins, 2019) was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Prize and won the Hawthornden Prize. His two previous collections are Frost Fairs (Salt, 2011) and Spacecraft (Penned in the Margins, 2016).

Date and Time

Tue, July 6, 2021

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


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