out in the world

May 1st. And today our latest publication – the sixth book of poems by performance poet Steve Pottinger – is officially out in the world. Yes, we’ve had copies with us since early March, but this was always the date from which you could walk into a bookshop and order it. Not that you can walk into a bookshop right now, of course.

These are uncertain times for all of us. In relation to our plans for this book, the launch we had scheduled in Wolverhampton in late March had to be cancelled (and hasn’t yet been re-scheduled) and the series of gigs we’d set up to promote it have all gone the same way. Given everything else that’s going on in the world, we know full well that this is incredibly small beer, and like everyone else we’re waiting to see if and how and when life may return to something we recognise as ‘normal’.

For now, here’s a wonderful review of the book by Neil Leadbeater on poetry website Write Out Loud. We’d like to think it’ll help convince you to splash out on a copy of Steve’s book to brighten up life under lockdown. You can, of course, buy ‘thirty-one small acts…’ here.

And for those of you short of spare cash, or who aren’t quite sure a book of poems is for you… here’s the poem ‘enough’ which features in ‘thirty-one small acts…’ We hope you enjoy it.

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