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Poetry from the Small Presses - David Cooke


It is a real privilege to have been invited to curate the first ever Poetry from the Small Presses event for the Wirral Poetry Festival 2019. To be honest I've enjoyed indulging myself in my personal choice of six poets representing various publoishers of poetry from the small presses.

Over the next few weeks leading up to the event itself I'll be blogging about each of the participants continuing with Kate Garrett, the second of the six.

I hope it will whet the appetite and encourage you to come along! Tickets can be booked on-line using the following link:

https://wirralpoetryfestival.org.uk/poetry-from-the-small-presses-sat-11-may/

I hope to see you there!

Poetry from the Small Presses

Birkenhead Town Hall Hamilton Square Birkenhead, CH41 5BR

Saturday 11 May 2019, 2pm

Tickets: £5 (under 18 years free)

David was one of the poets who appeared at the Festival of Firsts inaugural Poetry Proms more years ago than I care to remember!

A poet of considerable repute, he is well known in the poetry world as founder and editor of the on-line poetry journal The High Window.

David has been published very widely and his collections and pamphlets span several decades since he won a Gregory Award in 1977.

I'm looking forward to hearing him read again and now you have the opportunity to hear him too!

Here's a taster from the short version of his bio!

"David Cooke won a Gregory Award in 1977. Since then his work has appeared in many journals in the UK, Ireland and beyond: Agenda, Ambit, The Cortland Review, The Interpreter’s House, The Irish Times, The London Magazine, Magma, The Manhattan Review, The Morning Star, The North, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Salzburg Review and Stand. He has published six collection of his work, the most recent of which is Reel to Reel (Demsey and Windle. 2019). He is the founder and editor of the online literary journal The High Window."


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