Peter Robinson (poet, editor)

Tuesday, 22 October 2016: Book Launch Robinson’s “September in the Rain”

Join us at 6.30pm on 25th October for the launch of the novel, September in the Rain (Holland House), by Peter Robinson, Two Rivers Press’ poetry editor. Two young people travelling through Italy are caught in the rain, needing to hitch a lift…and … Continue reading

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Saturday, 10 September 2016: Book Launch: Peter Robinson’s “September in the Rain”

Waterstones Reading Broad Street is  thrilled to welcome the author, Professor Peter Robinson, Professor of English and American literature at Reading University, as he launches his first novel ‘September in the Rain’. Two young people travelling through Italy are caught in the … Continue reading

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Robinson’s “September in the Rain” book launches

Two Rivers Press poetry editor, Peter Robinson, has a new novel out, September in the Rain (Holland House). If you find yourself near one of these bookstores, you are welcome the book launch.   1 September at 6:30pm Lutyens & Rubinstein Bookshop … Continue reading

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Review: Robinson’s “September in the Rain”

29th August 2016: Ian Brinton, reviews Peter Robinson’s most recent novel September in the Rain, for Tears in the Fence, an independent literary magazine’s, blog. It is a tale of  two young people travelling through Italy, caught in the rain, … Continue reading

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Review: The Rilke of Ruth Speirs in TLS

“….why given the super abundance of Rilke translations available are we being offered “her” (Ruth Speirs) Rilke?” This question is at the heart of Charlie Louth’s TLS review, “Untormented”  of The Rilke of Ruth Speirs: New Poems, Duino Elegies, Sonnets … Continue reading

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TRP_Rilke_CoverThe Rilke of Ruth Speirs: New Poems, Duino Elegies, Sonnets to Orpheus, & Others by John Pilling (author, editor) Peter Robinson (poet, editor)


Sunday, 3 May 2015 at 6pm: David Attwool and Peter Robinson read Poetry at The Albion Beatnik Bookstore Oxford

When: Sunday 3 May at 6pm Where: The Albion Beatnik Bookstore, 34 Walton Street Oxford OX2 6AA What exactly: David Attwooll and Peter Robinson will be reading from their respective new books, this time joined by the brilliant jazz pianist Frank Harrison. Tickets: … Continue reading

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Friday, August 1, 2014: An invitation to join us in celebrating “The Arts of Peace”

                The first of August 1914 saw the beginning of the war that was to end all wars and which, instead, ushered in a century of armed conflicts. Two Rivers Press marks the … Continue reading

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Hardy Places front cover finalThomas Hardy: Places and Other Poems by Peter Robinson (poet, editor) Sally Castle (artist, letterer) Thomas Hardy (author)


Special offer: Peter Robinson’s “Foreigners, Drunks and Babies” for just £3.02!

Rarely do we send customers to another site to buy one of our books, but this deal is too good to not pass along. There’s an opportunity to purchase ‘Foreigners, Drunks & Babies’ by Peter Robinson at the special price … Continue reading

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Arts of peace revised cover 20 MarchThe Arts of Peace: An Anthology of Poems by Adrian Blamires (poet) Peter Robinson (poet, editor)


TODAY – National Poetry Day – ONE DAY SALE – 25% off all poetry titles and…a poem for National Poetry Day: Time For Time by Peter Robinson

We love poetry. We know you love poetry, too. To celebrate National Poetry Day, today, October 3, 2013 we are offering a one day only, 25% discount on each and every one of our 31 poetry titles. Click here to … Continue reading

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Successful launch of The Art School Dance A Memoir by John Froy and Foreigners, Drunks & Babies by Peter Robinson

On Sunday 15th, 12-2pm, Two Rivers Press hosted a literary lunch at the Great Expectations Hotel & Bar on London Street. Two of our authors launched their new books: Foreigners, Drunks & Babies by Peter Robinson, and The Art School … Continue reading

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Sunday, 15 September, 2013: Heritage Open Days: Book launches and lunch,12-2pm

Sunday 15th, 12-2pm, a literary lunch at the Great Expectations Hotel & Bar on London Street. Two of our authors launch their new books: Foreigners, Drunks & Babies by Peter Robinson, and The Art School Dance by John Froy. Great … Continue reading

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Foreigners drunks & babies Front CoverForeigners, Drunks and Babies: Eleven Stories by Peter Robinson (poet, editor)


5 March – 25 June 2013: A Poetic A-Z of Reading: an exhibition at Reading University Library

This exhibition celebrates a variety of creative activity through the lens of Reading town as busy commuter hub. It brings together manuscripts, books, maps, pamphlets, artworks and a number of poetic alphabets from the University of Reading Special Collections and … Continue reading

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Tuesday 19 March 2013: Two Rivers Press poets at Oxford Brookes

Where: The event will be held in the Music Room of Headington Hill Hall (see map) When: 6pm – 8.30pm Refreshments will be served. Tom Phillips lives in Bristol and is a freelance journalist, playwright, and currently completing a creative … Continue reading

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Poem of the Week in The Guardian: Otterspool Prom by Peter Robinson

Monday 18 February 2013 Two Rivers Press is delighted that the poem “Otterspool Prom” by our poetry editor, Peter Robinson, has been selected to be The Guardian’s Poem of the Week. Carol Rumens writes, “Robinson’s sonnet to Britain’s early spring … Continue reading

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Celebrating our very own poetry editor: Peter Robinson

  PETER ROBINSON AT SIXTY Our poetry editor Peter Robinson’s many and various contributions to contemporary poetry are celebrated in the latest issue of the Sheffield-based Blackbox Manifold. ‘Peter Robinson at Sixty’, edited by Adam Piette, contains a group of … 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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mutualfriendcoverA Mutual Friend: Poems for Charles Dickens by Peter Robinson (poet, editor)


Peter Robinson, our poetry editor, awarded Poetry Book Society Recommendation

Peter Robinson, poetry editor of Two Rivers Press, has been awarded a Poetry Book Society Recommendation in the Spring Quarter of 2012 for his new collection, The Returning Sky (Shearsman Books), to be published on January 15th. It contains the … Continue reading

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Todd Swift reviews Reading Poetry: An Anthology

“This collection reminds us of what is great about English poetry, despite its foibles, spats, conservative twinges and celebrity culture – its continuity, its depth of field, and its constant surprising relationship to wherever it happens to find itself.” So … Continue reading

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reading-poetry-frontcoverReading Poetry: An Anthology by Peter Robinson (poet, editor) Sally Castle (artist, letterer)


May 2011: Robinson and Utting in “The Captain’s Tower: Poems for Bob Dylan at 70″

Two Rivers Press is delighted to announce that their poets Peter Robinson and Susan Utting have both had poems selected to appear in the forthcoming Seren anthology, The Captain’s Tower: Poems for Bob Dylan at 70. Their poems will feature … Continue reading

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English-Nettles-cover-smallEnglish Nettles (signed, limited edition) by Peter Robinson (poet, editor) Sally Castle (artist, letterer)


English Nettles reviewed in The North

The North no 46 2010 Review by Belinda Coke Peter Robinson’s English Nettles is a delightful text to own, combining as it does the poet’s experience of relocation in his newly adopted home of Reading with Sally Castle’s delicately coloured … Continue reading

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For more information about Peter Robinson and his works please visit his homepage .