Sunday Service: Poetry

with Poets from Salt Publishing

Sun 1 Mar 16:30

From ballads to blank verse and sonnets to slam battles, this event will explore how we take poetry from the page and bring it to life through performance and discussion. Curated by leading poetry society Live Canon, each week offers a platform to guests from different parts of the verse world to come together and share their work in an exciting and enlightening way.

Join us for readings of work old and new from Salt’s poets including Peter Daniels, Kirsten Irving, Tony Williams and Eleanor Rees.

Salt has celebrated twenty years of independent publishing in 2019 and is one of the leading publishers of poetry internationally.

Tickets: £12

Our prices may increase as the house fills – book early for the best price!

‘In a publishing world where everything seems to be about agglomeration, it’s cheering to see a company making a sustained case for the power of the small and the singular. I have been surprised and delighted by so many of Salt’s books over the years. It has compelled me to read outside the box. Watching its list grow and develop has been an unpredictable pleasure.’ Claire Armitstead, The Guardian

Peter Daniels has now had his third collection, My Tin Watermelon, published by Salt. His translations of Vladislav Khodasevich from Russian (Angel Classics, 2013) were shortlisted for the Oxford-Weidenfeld translation prize, and as queer writer in residence at the London Metropolitan Archives he wrote the obscene Ballad of Captain Rigby.

Kirsten Irving is a Lincolnshire-born, London-based poet and voice-over, and one of the two editor behind collaborative press Sidekick Books. Her work has been published by Happenstance and Salt, widely anthologised, and thrown out of a helicopter. She won the 2011 and 2017 Live Canon International Poetry Prizes, and is currently working on Kumo, a sci-fi collaboration with artist Renee O’Drobinak on demons in post-apocalyptic Japan.

Tony Williams’ first book The Corner of Arundel Lane and Charles Street was shortlisted for the Aldeburgh and Portico Prizes. He lives in rural Northumberland and works in Newcastle. His novel Nutcase was published in 2017, and his most recent poetry collection is Hawthorn City (2019).