2018 News Archive

Review: Becci Louise’s “Octopus Medicine” reviewed by Aoife Lyall

“Octopus Medicine is not a traditional poetry collection; it is three verse-stories about the octopus, interpolated by illustrations, facts, figures and instructions to the reader. It is doing something new. And it is doing it remarkably well.”  So begins Aoife Lyall’s … Continue reading

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2 June 2018: Duncan Mackay celebrates Octavia Hill

Duncan Mackay, author of Whisper of Better Things: Green Belts to National Trust – How the Hill family changed our world,  will address those attending a special  event commemorating Octavia Hill and her charitable good deeds on 2 June 2018.  … Continue reading

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A photograph, a book, a poem, a trip: Lesley Saunders in Heemskerk, Holland

It all started with Martin Andrews, when he invited me  [Lesley Saunders] a few years ago to contribute a poem to his fascinating book Fox Talbot & the Reading Establishment (Two Rivers Press, 2014). I chose to write about a … Continue reading

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Becci Louise poem shortlisted for the Out-Spoken Poetry Prize 2018

We were thrilled to learn that Becci Louise, whose Octopus Medicine was published by Two Rivers Press last year, made the shortlist for the page poetry category of the 2018 Out-Spoken Poetry Prize with her poem “Her Father’s Roses”. There were … Continue reading

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Review: Jane Draycott’s translation of Michaux’s “Storms under the Skin” reviewed for Culturethèque

 Storms Under the Skin by Henri Michaux and translated by Jane Draycott is book of the week on Culturethèque’s blog!  They write: Not sure yet? Read this beautiful extract translated by wonderful Jane Draycott: it was difficult to choose… “Dragon” […] It was … Continue reading

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Reading Cultural Awards 2018: Two Rivers Press nominated in “Partnership of the Year” category

We are delighted that a project we were involved in, Lilies for Oscar Wilde, has been nominated in the ‘partnership of the year’ category for one of the Reading Cultural Awards 2018. The more nominations we collect, the more chance … Continue reading

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“Michaux’s so obviously in the air!!” says Jane Draycott

Interest in the Belgian-born poet, Henri Michaux, seems to be at a high this spring.  There are several new translations of Michaux’s works available. Poet and artist Henri Michaux (1899-1984) was one of the most original and influential figures of … Continue reading

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Hear poets Lesley Saunders and Philip Gross!

Two Rivers Press poet, Lesley Saunders in involved in an interesting project with Philip Gross in which they co-wrote the poems by responding to each other’s writing, a bit like a game of tennis, or badminton, or chess! Lesley and Philip were … Continue reading

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