‘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. [...]

‘Contextual: 8’ – Tomorrow!

A reminder that Coverstory books' eighth 'Contextual' poetry reading event is tomorrow Wednesday 29th June, starting 1930 UK-time. Here is a list of our readers for Contextual: 8. We are delighted to announce that our main reader will be Christina Buckton who will read from her new book Holding It Together. Christina Buckton lives near [...]

‘Contextual: 8’ – Just one week away!

A reminder that Coverstory books' eighth 'Contextual' poetry reading event to be held next Wednesday 29th June, starting 1930 UK-time. Here is a list of our readers for Contextual: 8. We are delighted to announce that our main reader will be Christina Buckton who will read from her new book Holding It Together. Christina Buckton [...]

Published today! “Standing Alone, Leaning Against” by Jim Friedman and Dave Smith

Coverstory books is delighted to announce the publication of "Standing Alone, Leaning Against" by Jim Friedman and Dave Smith. Across the wide-ranging topics tackled in this joint debut collection of poetry from Jim Friedman and Dave Smith, the common thread is undoubtedly one of emotion. Whatever the subject, Friedman and Smith bring to their work [...]

Upcoming publication opportunities

We are pleased to outline Coverstory books' current plans for publishing opportunities over the next few months. Excluding books where we are working with individual writers, the public timetable is currently envisaged as follows: International Poetry competition Currently open for submissions via Submittable; closing date 4th July [see here] Submission period - May-JuneJudging period - [...]

‘Contextual: 8’ – Readers for our next event

Coverstory books is delighted to announce our eighth 'Contextual' poetry reading event to be held at the end of June: Wednesday 29th June, starts 1930 UK-time. Here is a list of our readers for Contextual: 8. We are delighted to announce that our main reader will be Christina Buckton who will read from her new [...]

‘Contextual: 7’ – one of the best!

Coverstory books was delighted to host our seventh 'Contextual' poetry reading event yesterday. Another great turnout for an hour of really good quality contemporary poetry. My thanks to all the attendees - and especially to our four readers: Simon French, Adele Cordner, Pratibha Castle and Ann Pelletier-Topping. Simon read from his recently published The Deadwing [...]

‘Contextual: 7’ – Next Wednesday!

A reminder that our seventh 'Contextual' poetry reading event will be held on Wednesday 25th May, starting at 1930 UK-time. Here is a list of our readers for Contextual: 7. We are excited to announce that our main reader will be Simon French who will read from his new book The Deadwing Generation. The Deadwing [...]

‘Contextual: 7’ – Readers for our next event

Coverstory books is delighted to announce our seventh 'Contextual' poetry reading event to be held at the end of May: Wednesday 25th May, starts 1930 UK-time. Here is a list of our readers for Contextual: 7. We are excited to announce that our main reader will be Simon French who will read from his new [...]