Maureen Duffy & Frances Bingham
Wednesday 12th February at 6:30pm
Join us for a celebration to mark the publication of two new Pottery Press poetry pamphlets, with wine, book-signing and partying – both writers will be reading from their books. All welcome but RSVP if you would like to attend – Tel 020 7485 7793 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A new poetry collection by the acclaimed writer of fiction, poetry and plays, pioneer activist for authors’ rights, and gay icon. We travel with heron the Wanderer’s terrifying voyage, on exploratory passages to India and Ravenna, on a very English train-ride, to concerts and galleries (and on the journeys of imagination they stimulate), through the gardens and street-markets of London, and to the junkshop of the remembered past. And then we find ourselves in a ‘landscape by Breughel, Bosch and Dante’ – In Intensive Care. Maureen Duffy describes this poem as ‘a kind of elegy to life and love’; the ultimate theme of this brave and passionate
Frances Bingham also writes across the literary spectrum, in fiction, biography, poetry and plays, most recently Comrade Ackland and I for BBC Radio 4. London Panopticon takes the reader on a pilgrimage, walking from the Thames up to Hampstead Heath, meeting Londoners past and present on the way. The lyrical journey transports us through time and the city, finding and revealing the essence of London in unlikely places. A litany of London voices – irascible Jeremy Bentham, Wose the tree-guardian, Virginia Woolf street-haunting, Fletcher the sacked banker and innumerable others – sing a city incantation: protest song, lament, celebration.
The Pottery Press is a micro-press set up by Potters’ Yard Arts to publish limited edition artists’ books and text/image collaborations, based in Tufnell Park, North London.