The Book of Ystwyth: Six poets on the art of Clive Hicks-Jenkins, will launch at the Aberystwyth University campus bookshop in the Arts Centre on the evening of May 6th. The event kicks off at 6.30 pm. I shall post more details shortly, but those of you in the Aberystwyth area who are interested, please mark the date down in your diaries and do come to support us. At least three of the six poets will be present to read from the anthology, and I shall be there too. Wine will be served.
UPDATE: I can now announce that in addition to our own Damian Walford Davies from Aberystwyth and Callum James from Portsmouth, all three contributing poets from the USA, Dave Bonta, Andrea Selch and Marly Yeomans, will be here for the book launch. This means we’ll have the full complement of contributing poets to The Book of Ystwyth gathered for the reading, something that at the beginning of this project I never dreamed would be possible. (The sixth poet, Catriona Urquhart, died in 2005, and so I shall be reading one of her poems from the anthology.)
For the sharp-eyed among you, please be assured that we’ve noted the misspelling of Pennsylvania on the front cover flap, and it’s been corrected before going into print. I’m sure Dave Bonta will be relieved that he doesn’t hail from Pennyslvania, not least because it looks like an impossible-to-pronounce hybrid of Welsh and Russian!