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Stargazing // Perseverance Valley: Double Book Launch

Wednesday 11 September 2019, 7:00 pm9:30 pm


Join us for the double launch of two new stellar pamphlets from Guillemot Press and KFS Press at the Poetry Café on September 11th (7pm) and get the first glimpse into Astra Papachristodoulou’s Stargazing (Guillemot Press, 2019) and Sarah Cave’s Perseverance Valley (KFS Press, 2019). Come along for a moon-themes night of poetry performances & cake with readings from Sarah and Astra as well as guest poets Anna Cathenka & Vilde Valerie Bjerke Torset.

On the night, you will also be able to buy new publications from Guillemot Press and books from the poets involved! For enquiries, please contact Astra or Sarah at astra.papachristodoulou[at]gmail.com and sarah.cave[at]ymail.com.

About the poets:

Sarah Cave is a poet, academic, artist & editor of award-winning publisher Guillemot Press.She is currently working towards a college funded, practice-based PhD on poetry and prayer at Royal Holloway. Sarah’s first collection, An Arbitrary Line, was published in November 2018 by Broken Sleep Books & her second collection, Perseverance Valley is forthcoming from Knives Forks and Spoons in September 2019. She tweets at @campanilecave.

Astra Papachristodoulou is a graduate from the MA Poetic Practice at Royal Holloway with focus in the neo-futurist tradition across poetry, visual art and performance. She has performed at poetry events in Vienna, Slovenia and the UK, and her visual poems have been showcased at the National Poetry Library (Southbank Centre) and the Poetry Cafè. Her published books include Astropolis (HVTN Press, 2018) and Almost a Dream (Sampson Low, 2019). She tweets at @heystranaut.

Vilde Valerie Bjerke Torset is a Spanish Norwegian poet, artist and actor living in London. Her book swallowing feathers was published by Sampson Low (2019) while her pamphlet no tittle came out with Penteract Press (2019). Other publications include works in 3:AM Magazine, Partisan Hotel, Utflukt and Literratura. She has been commissioned by The British Museum and The Royal Norwegian Embassy, and is the contributing editor of JEZGA Magazine.

Anna Cathenka lives in Norwich where she works as a Learning Mentor and Poetry Tutor. Her pamphlet they are really molluscs was published in 2018 by Salo Press, and in the same year New Fire Tree released Dead Man Walking, a series of her poems about the afterlife of David Bowie. She has contributed to several anthologies including the forthcoming 25 Rooms from Partisan Hotel. Anna was shortlisted for the Ivan Juritz Prize for experimental modernism in 2018 and is a recent graduate of the MA Poetry at UEA.

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