Ignitionpress Poets Reading

Join Lighthouse Bookshop in welcoming to Edinburgh three fresh and exceptionally talented international poets, Lily Blacksell, Mary Jean Chan, and Patrick James Errington, as they read from their debut pamphlets, There's No Such Thing, A Hurry of English, and Glean.

Sometimes startling, sometimes meditative, but always exquisitely articulated, these exciting new collections consider subjects as various as the prairies of Alberta in Canada, the Chinese Cultural Revolution, and a clifftop gallop on the Isle of Wight. Having been shortlisted for or won major poetry prizes, including the Forward Prize and The National Poetry Competition, these writers are already establishing themselves as significant stars on the UK poetry scene.

Blacksell’s There Is No Such Thing, Chan’s A Hurry of English, and Errington’s Glean not only represent the arrival of three exciting voices, but also the launch of ignitionpress, a new poetry pamphlet press from the Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre that recognises and supports outstanding poets from across the world: https://www.brookes.ac.uk/poetry-centre/ignition-press/.

The event will consist of a reading by all three poets followed by a short Q&A chaired by ignitionpress Managing Editor, Les Robinson, who has been an instrumental figure in the launching the careers of many leading UK poets, including Helen Mort, Emily Berry, Sarah Howe, Adam O’Riordan, and Liz Berry.


12 April 2018 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm


Lighthouse Bookshop, 43 West Nicolson Street, EH8 9DB Edinburgh


Free - £3

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Category: live readings