Contextual: 13 – some great work to end the year!

Yesterday evening we held our last Contextual virtual poetry reading event for 2022. It was another good turnout - and it proved to be a successful evening with an eclectic selection of work once again! My thanks to our readers - David Punter (reading from his book Ship's Log), Lizzie Ballagher, Jenny Robb (who read [...]

Contextual: 13 – reminder

Our thirteen Contextual virtual poetry reading event - and probably the last one for 2022 - will take place on Wednesday 30th November starting at 19:30 UK-time. Readers will include: David Punter (from his book Ship's Log), Lizzie Ballagher, Jenny Robb and Barbara Sapienza. There will also an extract from an experimental 'long form' work-in-progress [...]

Published today! – “Degrees of Wisdom” by Ian Gouge

Coverstory books is delighted to announce the publication of a slightly updated edition of Degrees of Separation by Ian Gouge. Degrees of Separation was first published in 2018. This new edition has been reformatted to fit our house style; and although it contains a few stylistic changes and corrections, the collection remains true to the [...]

Coming soon – “Edge & Cusp” by Richard Lister

We are delighted to announce the upcoming publication of Edge & Cusp by Richard Lister What lies beyond the familiar and tangible?  In this collection Richard Lister explores what happens at life's edges.  He reflects on how we respond to loss, vulnerability and hope and considers themes of perseverance and grace.  Eileen Casey describes his work as 'rich in [...]

Coming soon – “New Contexts: 4”

We are delighted to announce the upcoming publication of New Contexts: 4 Once again we have been able to harvest an eclectic selection of contemporary poetry and short prose from around the world. Authors in this collection are geographically spread across the United Kingdom and the United States of America, as well as Western Europe [...]

Contextual: 13 – date for our next virtual poetry reading

Our thirteen Contextual virtual poetry reading event - and probably the last one for 2022 - will take place on Wednesday 30th November starting at 19:30 UK-time. We will be finalising our readers over the coming few days. If you would like an invitation to the event please complete the form below. To ensure you [...]

Published today! – “Secrets & Wisdom” by Ian Gouge

Coverstory books is delighted to announce the publication the second edition of Secrets & Wisdom by Ian Gouge. Secrets & Wisdom was first published in 2017 prior to the launch of Coverstory books. This new edition has been reformatted to fit our house style; and although it contains a few stylistic changes and corrections, the [...]

Some splendid work shared at Contextual: 12!

Our twelfth Contextual virtual poetry reading event was held yesterday, Thursday 27th October starting at 19:30 Uk-time. Adopting more of an 'Open Mic' format, we were able to enjoy the work of fourteen poets across the hour's session. Without doubt, there were some really strong pieces shared, with a number of the poems having stunning [...]

Contextual: 12 – tomorrow!

Our twelfth Contextual virtual poetry reading event will take place tomorrow, Thursday 27th October starting at 19:30 Uk-time. Given the session represents the conclusion of a year's span of Contextual meetings, it will follow more of an 'open mic' format in that there will be no main reader. Have still identified our readers in advance [...]

Contextual: 12 – next week!

Our twelfth Contextual virtual poetry reading event will take place on Thursday 27th October starting at 19:30 Uk-time. Given the session represents the conclusion of a year's span of Contextual meetings, it will follow more of an 'open mic' format in that there will be no main reader. We will still follow the process of [...]