2012 News Archive

December 10 2012: Poet Victoria Pugh takes part in the Wokingham Living Advent Calendar

On December 10th, 2012, Victoria Pugh, local poet and Two Rivers Press author, performed a number of her works as part of Wokingham’s 2012 Living Advent Calendar. There were funny poems, a Christmas poem, a shopping poem, a sad poem … Continue reading

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Review: Susan Utting’s Fair’s Fair reviewed in Magma 54

  In the November 2102, issue of Magma Poetry (The Visible and the Invisible), issue 54, on page 13, there is a review of Susan Utting’s poetry collection, Fair’s Fair. The reviewer, David Morely, writes: “The strengths of Susan Utting’s … Continue reading

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Review: Lesley Saunders’ Cloud Camera reviewed in Poetry Review

Below is an extract from the review “Unlit Rooms” by Michael Hulse which appears in POETRY REVIEW Volume 102:3 Autumn 2012 p119-120 Unlit Rooms MICHAEL HULSE Lesley Saunders, Cloud Camera, Two Rivers Press, £8.99, ISBN 9781901677812 Stephen Edgar, The Red … Continue reading

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Kate Noakes talks about becoming a writer, the importance of learning, and the passage from poetry to novel

Two Rivers Press poet, Kate Noakes talks with Lisa Burkitt about writing, inspiration and working cash jobs!  Read the full interview here. Kate’s first collection, Ocean to Interior, was published by Mighty Erudite Press in December 2007 and Kate’s second … Continue reading

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Review: Recreation Ground by Tom Phillips

The words with which Leontes announced to his Sicilian court his admission of guilt and his determination to seek forgiveness through a recognition of the everyday quality of life, a quality only recognisable to those whose eye is firmly based … Continue reading

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Review: Susan Utting’s Fair’s Fair reviewed in Ambit Magazine

Fair’s Fair  by Susan Utting Two Rivers Press, £7.95 Review Extract Susan Utting is never intimidating. Her poems welcome you in and they are invariably well made. They sound good too: it’s a pleasure to encounter a collection that flows … Continue reading

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Review: Michael S.Begnal reviews Kate Behrens’ The Beholder

This is an excerpt from a Michael S. Begnal’s guest review of Kate Behrens’ The Beholder which appears in its entirety as the Thursday, 26 July 2012 post here.  Kate Behrens is a poet active in Reading, England, and was … Continue reading

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Review: Jessica Mayhew reviews Cloud Camera by Lesley Saunders

Jessica Mayhew is currently a student at the University of Northampton, studying English Literature and Creative Writing. She has had poems published in several magazines including The Seventh Quarry. Of Lesley Saunder’s new collection Cloud Camera she writes: “Cloud Camera evokes … Continue reading

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Review: Gillmor reviewed in IBIS, International Journal of Avian Science

The following review of Robert Gillmor’s Birds, Blocks and Stamps appears in the July issue of IBIS, International Journal of Avian Science: Robert Gillmor was commissioned to design the first pictorial stamps for self‐service Post & Go machines – four … Continue reading

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Review: Mike Bartholemew-Biggs of Lond Grip reviews Utting’s Fair’s Fair

Mike Bartholemew-Biggs of Lond Grip has reviewed Susan Utting’s collection, Fair’s Fair. His concludes his review with this summary… I’d like to close by revisiting Utting’s dexterity with language. Besides her freely-scattered and lively compound adjectives, there are many other … Continue reading

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Review: The London Magazine review of A Mutual Friend: Poems for Charles Dickens

In Our Own Hard Times by Andrew Mangham A Mutual Friend: Poems for Charles Dickens, edited by Peter Robinson, Two Rivers Press, 160pp, £10 (paperback) It is the time for Dickens. Should anybody be left in doubt, 2012 is the … Continue reading

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Launching A Mutual Friend: Poems for Charles Dickens

Thanks to the collaboration of the poets anthologized and the team — coordinating editor Sally Mortimore, designer Nadja Guggi, and manager Barbara Morris — at Two Rivers Press, A Mutual Friend: Poems for Charles Dickens, co-published with the English Association … Continue reading

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Launch of Our Mutual Friend at The Portico Library, Manchester, UK

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 – Two Rivers Press had its Northern launch for Our Mutual Friend: Poems for Charles Dickens at The Portico Library, Manchester, UK. In celebration of the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens, Two Rivers Press with the … Continue reading

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Carol Rumens poem from A Mutual Friend: Poems for Charles Dickens in The Times Literary Supplement

7 February 2012 Marshalsea Quadrille: a poem for Charles Dickens by Carol Rumens appears in The Times Literary Supplement (TLS). It is one of the poems from our collection A Mutual Friend: Poems for Charles Dickens published in celebration of … Continue reading

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The Guardian’s poem of the week is from our collection: A Mutual Friend: Poems for Charles Dickens

6 February, 2012 “I Am Greatly Changed” by Richard Price, is this week’s poem of the week. It is a complex but poignant reinvention of Pip and Estella’s final meeting in Great Expectations. In the accompanying review of A Mutual … Continue reading

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Duncan Mackay’s Bizarre Berkshire in the Henley Standard – again!

February 6, 2012 The Henley Standard has covered another of the stories from Duncan Mackay’s A to Z collection of strange and true tales of people and events in Berkshire (Bizarre Berkshire): that of the shrine of Our Lady of … Continue reading

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Just published! A tribute to Charles Dickens

In celebration of the 200th birthday of Charles Dickens, Two Rivers Press with the English Association present an anthology of new poems by contemporary writers responding to the life and work of this most enduringly popular of novelists: A Mutual … Continue reading

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Duncan Mackay’s Bizarre Berkshire in the Henley Standard

January 23, 2012 The Henley Standard has covered one of the stories from Duncan Mackay’s A to Z collection of strange and true tales of people and events in Berkshire (Bizarre Berkshire): that of Thomas Day, who believed that people … Continue reading

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Congratulations to our poetry editor, Peter Robinson, on the publication of his collection: The Returning Sky

Reading, 16 January, 2012 Peter Robinson’s The Returning Sky (Shearsman Books) is published! This is a new collection of poems written since his return to live in Reading after nearly two decades in Japan. It is a Poetry Book Society … Continue reading

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