The launch of two new Blue Diode Press books promises to be a very special evening. We'll be launching LIMBO by Georgi Gill and Pale Hairs Reach Between Us by Allie Kerper, both books which resonate strongly with contemporary concerns and are singular in their style and approach.The launch is at Leith St Andrew's Church (bottom of Easter Road) on Tuesday 19 October, 7.30pm. It's free, but do remember to bring cash if you are wanting to buy books - they are £10 each. In addition, there will be three guest poets, reading short sets:
Tessa Berring's debut collection, Bitten Hair, published by Blue Diode Press in 2019, was highly commended in the Forward Prizes 2020. Come along and hear her recent work!
Amy Jo Philip published two of the best and most distinctive Scottish poetry collections of the last 20 years: The Ambulance Box (2009) and The North End of the Possible (2013), both published by Salt under her previous name, Andrew Philip. This is her first reading in... ages, and she will be reading new poems (and perhaps some old ones too?). Not to be missed.
Alejandra Armitage is a Spanish/Canadian poet currently based in Edinburgh. Her written work focuses primarily on mythology, memory, and mental health. You can find some of her poems published online in The Selkie and Amberflora. She would love for you to get in touch with her on Instagram @churchofmidnight, or on Twitter @fluoxe_queen
Order of events: 7,.15pm doors open 7.30pm Intro 7.35pm Alejandra Armitage 7.45pm Amy Jo Philip 7.55pm Tessa Berring
5 minute break
8.10pm Allie Kerper 8.25pm Georgi Gill 8.40pm Books for sale, £10 each (cash only)