Literature: Red Ceilings Press Poetry Reading
- Sat 09 Nov 2019
- 1:00 pm
A completely free showcase of poetry readings from Red Ceilings Press, an exciting, underground chapbook press based in New Mills, Derbyshire.
Featuring Ian Seed, Sally Barrett, Rachel Sills, Tom Jenks, Nikolai Duffy and James Roome.
Red Ceilings publishes contemporary poetry (and, promised, flash fiction) in pocket-sized, limited-edition numbered chapbooks and is described as being “underground”… The event is being co-run with Wordlife, the live lit organisers based in Sheffield and there will be a stall selling Red Ceilings Press titles – plus plenty of breaks to catch up with the poets and get your books signed. (Read more at Creative Tourist)
Sally Barrett is a Manchester based poet published by the Red Ceiling press in 2018. She publishes zines via the hoodwinked mammal press and has been published in various online poetry magazines.
Tom Jenks’ most recent book is A Long and Hard Night Troubled by Visions (if p then q, 2018). He edits the small press zimZalla, specialising in literary objects.
Ian Seed’s two chapbooks from Red Ceilings Press are Fidelities (2015) and Distances (2018). Other books include New York Hotel (Shearsman 2018), selected as a TLS Book of the Year, and The Thief of Talant (Wakefield, 2016), the first translation into English of Pierre Reverdy’s Le voleur de Talan.
Nikolai Duffy is the author of The Little Shed of Various Lamps, Up the Creek, Relative Strangeness: Reading Rosmarie Waldrop and, as editor, Gap Gardening: The Selected Poetry of Rosmarie Waldrop. He teaches at Manchester Metropolitan University.
James Roome studied for an MA in Poetry at MMU and now works as an English teacher in Manchester, UK. His work has appeared in Magma, Tears in the Fence, Anthropocene and the Wordlife anthology. His first chapbook, Bull, is out now from The Red Ceilings Press and was a Poetry Book Society summer pamphlet selection.