We are pleased to announce that on Thursday 4th October, to celebrate National Poetry Day, The London Magazine will be collaborating on an evening of poetry and spoken word with the poetry publishers New River Press at the bookshop Burley Fisher Books in East London.

The poetry publisher New River Press was founded in 2016 by artist Robert Montgomery and poet Greta Bellamacina. They publish poetry that is visual, surreal, and rebellious. Tom Stoppard has described their work as “endlessly rewarding” and Autre magazine has said the press is “one of the UK’s edgiest and most exciting poetry imprints.” 

The night will feature a mix of New River and London Magazine poets, and we will be selling copies of our new October/November edition on the night, featuring work from the poets Fiona Sampson and Ben Aleshire, along with essays on the artists Odilon Redon and Katsushika Hokusai.

So far announced to read are the poets Vala Thorodds, Chris McCabe, Ana Seferović, Zia Ahmed, Niall McDevitt, Suzi Feay and Sophie Naufal, but we are expecting some last minute special guests that we’re very excited about.

The event is absolutely FREE, starts at 19:00, and finishes at 21:30. What better way to celebrate National Poetry Day?

See you there!

Burley Fisher Books can be found at 400 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4AA.

For more on the event, go here.

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