“HUSHINGS’ by Peter Riley. One week to go.

Only seven days before the launch of Peter Riley’s pamphlet, Hushings, at the new Halifax Library, 7.30 pm, Thursday 28th September. Don’t forget admission is FREE and there are refreshments.

Peter has published 24 principal collections of poetry and about 20 pamphlets, as well as translations, artists’ books, essays and reviews. Ian Duhig says that these poems form ‘a sequence which is often very beautiful … the ordinary and common a source of the miraculous … shows all his strengths and an openness that will make it rewarding to everybody.’

Guest poets are Michael Haslam, Carola Luther, Steve Nash and Judith Willson.

Michael’s most recent publication, in February this year, is Scaplings, Star Jelly, and a Seeming Sense of Soul. Carola, a former Poet in Residence of the Wordsworth trust, brought out her second collection, Arguing with Malarchy (Carcanet) in 2011. Steve’s Calder Valley Codex (Caterpillar Poetry) came out in May, while Judith’s first full collection, Crossing the Mirror Line (Carcanet), will be published next month.

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