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Review of ‘Precarious Lives’ in South 60

A wonderful review of Precarious Lives by Richard Woolmer in South 60, recently published.

Here is a world seen through the magic
of a poet’s eye, full of vivid description
and leaps of imagination where the “precarious”
is never far away. She can turn
objects, places, memories, art – even a
view from the kitchen sink or a motorway
car park – into a powerful visual/verbal
feast.

…..

She takes us to “the edge of the world”,
paints it with the colours of her imagination,
revels in its life, reminds us of its
uncertainty. She could build bridges out
of butterflies.

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Review of ‘On Magnetism’

We’ve just spotted a thoughtful review of ‘On Magnetism‘ by Steven Matthews, in the latest edition of the Stand magazine.

‘The grammatically compact phrases hold opposites together so that the force of art facilitates the contraries in perspective.’ ‘…imagination attracts memory so that the two provide a space for longevity and reflection.’ —Lucy Cheseldine

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Sue Leigh reads from ‘Chosen Hill’

Chosen Hill book cover

Sue will be reading from ‘Chosen Hill’ at The Pitshanger Bookshop, in Ealing on Thursday, 10th October.  6.30pm for 7pm

Leigh’s poems are brief, and employ minimal punctuation; the questions they consider, on the other hand, are expansive. Many of them read as meditations on how to exist in the world, and how we might accept the chance happenings of life. – Suzannah Evans, in the TLS

‘Masterly control’ – Jennifer Edgecombe,  in PN Review

 

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Two Rivers Press is 25 – and we are having a special sale to celebrate!

It’s our 25th birthday, and to celebrate we are offering 25% discount until the end of 2019 on 25 of our books!

There’s something for everyone – from poetry to birds to horse racing (did you know that Reading once had six racecourses?).

The sale prices are only available for orders placed via the website and the sale is on until the end of December 2019. Happy browsing…

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Exhibition of artwork inspired by Oscar Wilde’s ‘Ballad of Reading Gaol’

Have you seen this yet? It’s on at the Turbine House till Sunday 15th Sept, open daily, 10-6pm, and has been featured on ITV news (watch their short film here). The decor of the exhibition space coincidentally goes rather well with the cover of our new edition of the poem!

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