‘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, [...]

‘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 [...]

‘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 [...]

New to the site: readings from the Author

We have now added audio files to some of our book pages. In these, Ian Gouge reads a selection of pieces from individual collections of poetry or the opening chapter of a novel. The Homelessness of a Child; The Myths of Native Trees; At Maunston Quay; First-time Visions of Earth from Space; After the Rehearsals; [...]

‘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 [...]