Josephine Corcoran reviews The Night My Sister Went to Hollywood by Hilda Sheehan

August 29th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Josephine Corcoran describes The Night My Sister Went to Hollywood by Hilda Sheehan as ‘an uplifting read’. To quote from the review:

These poems are hymns of small town yearning, they sing out rather than mournfully sigh and Sheehan’s touch is light enough not to present her characters as victims while never glamourising the shopping, cooking and cleaning that must be done, day after day, even when you’re trying to make it as a poet or to maintain a marriage.

Read the full review here.
To buy a copy of the book for £8 plus p&p, or with free postage and packing if you buy two or more of any of our titles, click here: The Night My Sister Went to Hollywood

Cultured Llama at the Poetry Book Fair

August 29th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Cultured Llama will be at the Free Verse Poetry Book Fair 2013 on 7 September at the Conway Hall, London. We shall be selling books and five of our authors will be reading at 1 one o’clock. The event runs from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. with readings all day and a morning workshop run by the Poetry School. In the evening, the readings continue at the Square Pig and Pen pub opposite the Conway Hall.

Do come along and meet us. Readings will be from Maggie Harris, Gordon Meade, Bethany W Pope and Hilda Sheehan with an introduction (and maybe just the one poem) by Maria C McCarthy.

More about the Poetry book Fair here: Free Verse Poetry Book Fair 2013 

Our latest publication – Sounds of the Real World by Gordon Meade

August 29th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Sounds of the Real World

Our latest poetry publication is Sounds of the Real World by Gordon Meade.

Sounds of the Real World is partly a bestiary, where man and creature are ‘separated by nothing but a pane of glass’. The sea is ‘a simmer in a pan’ throughout, charting the poet’s move from his native Scotland to inner city London. Gordon Meade is not just standing and staring at nature; these poems offer social commentary as well as candid reflections on relationships, memory and mortality.

To find out more about the book and purchase a copy, please click here. The book costs £8 plus p&p; postage and packing is free if you buy two or more of any titles.

Praise for Rose Cook

August 8th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

Rose Cook has been out and about reading from her new poetry collection Notes From a Bright Field. This reviewer caught Rose at the Penzance Literary Festival, and blogged about her poetry on SkyLightRain.

I read her collection very quickly on the train travelling home, then, as I re-read them at a slower, less greedy pace, began to mark the pages containing descriptions that seem to me particularly to resonate. The only problem being that are so many most of the book is now crammed with tongues of torn paper.

Read the full review here.

Rebecca Gethin has also blogged about Rose Cook, and Rose is her latest featured writer:

Her poems are always deceptively simple and are full of striking imagery that can blow you away. Her voice is so assured and nuanced I can hear it in every word she writes: she is a skilled and captivating performer. Her latest collection, with an amazing image on the cover, is called Notes from a Bright Field where themes of identity and motherhood are explored.

Read the full post, and link to some of the poems from Notes From a Bright Field here.

Link to book’s page and buy a copy at £8 plus p&p, free p&p with two or more copies of any of our books: Notes From a Bright Field

Rose will be reading with other Cultured Llama poets at the Poetry Book Fair in London on 7 September 2013. The reading will be at 1.00 p.m.



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