Coverstory books’ 2022 International Poetry Competition

A reminder that the deadline for Coverstory books' inaugural International Poetry Competition is midnight Monday July 4th, 2022. Results will be announced by the end of 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 [...]

‘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 [...]

Published Today! – “New Contexts: 3”

Coverstory books is delighted to announce the publication of the third in our "New Contexts" series of poetry / short prose anthologies. Back in 2020, when the idea for New Contexts was first born, who would have thought that two years later we would be onto our third volume? Achieving such a milestone seems proof [...]

‘Contextual: 6’ – what a great way to spend an hour!

Coverstory books was delighted to host our sixth 'Contextual' poetry reading event yesterday. Another great turnout for an hour of contemporary poetry. My thanks to all the attendees - and especially to our four readers: Eleanor Swanson, Margaret Beston, Zanna Beswick and David Punter. Eleanor read from her upcoming collection, Non-Finito. Our next 'Contextual' event [...]

‘Contextual: 6’ – Tomorrow!

Coverstory books is delighted to be hosting our sixth 'Contextual' poetry reading event tomorrow, Thursday 28th April, 1930 UK-time. Here is a list of our readers for Contextual: 6. Our main reader will be Eleanor Swanson who will read from her new book, Non Finito. Eleanor Swanson is a widely published poet and fiction writer. [...]

‘Contextual: 6’ – Next Thursday!

Coverstory books is delighted to be hosting our sixth 'Contextual' poetry reading event next week: Thursday 28th April, 1930 UK-time. Here is a list of our readers for Contextual: 6. Our main reader will be Eleanor Swanson who will read from her new book, Non Finito, which will soon be hot off the press! Eleanor [...]

Coverstory books’ 2022 International Poetry Competition

Coverstory books is delighted to announce its inaugural International Poetry Competition. Deadline midnight Monday July 4th, 2022. Results announced by the end of 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 reading [...]

Published today! – “The Deadwing Generation” by Simon French

Coverstory books is delighted to announce the publication of "The Deadwing Generation" by Simon French. The Deadwing Generation is a second stand-out collection from Simon French. Perceptive and emotionally raw, French applies his poetry scalpel to the experience of living life in the modern world.  Praise for Joyriding Down Utopia Avenue from Amazon readers: “Powerful, [...]

‘Contextual: 6’ – Readers for our next event

Coverstory books was delighted to host our fifth 'Contextual' poetry reading event at the end of March. Once again we had over twenty attendees from multiple countries for the hour-long session The next Contextual event is on Thursday 28th April, 1930 UK-time. Here is a list of our readers for Contextual: 6. We are excited [...]

‘Contextual: 6’ – Date confirmed for next event

Coverstory books was delighted to host our fifth 'Contextual' poetry reading event last week. Once again we had over twenty attendees - from multiple countries! - for the hour-long session The next Contextual event is on Thursday 28th April, 1930 UK-time. If you do not already have the Zoom details and would like an invitation [...]