Join the Oxford Review of Books on Thursday 16th November for a roundtable discussion on contemporary independent poetry publishing in the UK. Indie poetry publishing is back. Our panel features a diverse set of editors, publishers, and booksellers working for some of the most exciting small-press poetry imprints in this country, whose output is undeniably central to poetry today, whether in fostering new voices, pulling various established accolades and prizes, or pushing the boundaries of the book as an expressive form. We’ll be talking about the whole process of bookmaking, its sustainability, and its future; readers, writers, and would-be editors of poetry, this will be of interest. We’re tremendously honoured to welcome these guests: Jess Chandler, Founder and Publisher at Prototype Press; Niall Munro and Claire Cox, Director and Co-Founder/Editor at Ignition Press; Jane Commane, Editor and Director at Nine Arches Press; Luke Thompson, Editor at Guillemot Press; Holly Moberley and Steve Elliot, poetry staff at Blackwell’s Oxford. A selection of works by the presses featured will be on sale; standard tickets cost £4.99 and include free drinks.
Oxford Review of Books Poetry Roundtable