‘Contextual: 10’ – Our August Readers Confirmed!

Coverstory books' tenth 'Contextual' poetry reading event is on Wednesday 31st August, starting 1930 UK-time. Our main readers will be Jim Friedman and Dave Smith who will read from their new joint collection Standing Alone, Leaning Against. Across the wide-ranging topics tackled in this joint debut collection of poetry from Jim Friedman and Dave Smith, [...]

2022 Poetry Competition: Results!

We are delighted to be able to announce the results of our 2022 Poetry Competition, judged by Brian Clark. FIRST PLACE: A June evening - Alex Barry SECOND PLACE: Certain Things - Jonty Pennington-Twist THIRD PLACE: Content - Simon Tindale Highly Commended: The Finals - Tessa Foley Commended: time is sticking to my skin - [...]

‘Contextual: 9’ – What a splendid hour!

Coverstory books' ninth 'Contextual' poetry reading was held yesterday, Wednesday 27th July, 1930 UK-time. It was yet another splendid hour of contemporary International poetry covering a wide range of topics. Our poets demonstrated feeling, perception, intelligence, wisdom and wit in various measure, and it was great to be able to revel in such diverse talent. [...]

‘Contextual: 9’ – Tomorrow!

Coverstory books' ninth 'Contextual' poetry reading event tomorrow, Wednesday 27th July, starting 1930 UK-time. We are carrying forward our programme for the cancelled Contextual: 8, so our main reader will be Christina Buckton who will read from her new book Holding It Together. Christina Buckton lives near Cambridge. After a long career she has returned [...]

‘Contextual: 9’ – Next week!

Coverstory books' ninth 'Contextual' poetry reading event is on Wednesday 27th July, starting 1930 UK-time. We are carrying forward our programme for the cancelled Contextual: 8, so our main reader will be Christina Buckton who will read from her new book Holding It Together. Christina Buckton lives near Cambridge. After a long career she has [...]

2022 Poetry Competition – Submissions Close Today!

A reminder that the deadline for Coverstory books' inaugural International Poetry Competition is midnight today, Monday July 4th, 2022. Results will be announced during August, 2022. Prizes 1st Prize: £200 plus - publication in a future edition of the New Contexts anthology & invitation to read the winning poem at a future Contextual virtual poetry [...]

2022 Poetry Competition – Submissions Close Tomorrow!

A reminder that the deadline for Coverstory books' inaugural International Poetry Competition is midnight tomorrow, Monday July 4th, 2022. Results will be announced during August, 2022. Prizes 1st Prize: £200 plus - publication in a future edition of the New Contexts anthology & invitation to read the winning poem at a future Contextual virtual poetry [...]

‘Contextual: 9’ – July Date confirmed!

Coverstory books' ninth 'Contextual' poetry reading event is on Wednesday 27th July, starting 1930 UK-time. We are carrying forward our programme for the cancelled Contextual: 8, so our main reader will be Christina Buckton who will read from her new book Holding It Together. Christina Buckton lives near Cambridge. After a long career she has [...]

‘Contextual: 8’ – CANCELLED

Apologies for the late notice but today’s Coverstory books' eighth 'Contextual' poetry reading event is now cancelled. This is partly because our main reader is unfortunately unwell, and also because Zoom have warned me that the invitation may have been compromised. On that basis going ahead with the meeting simply isn’t worth taking the risk. [...]