Friday, 28 March 2008

In Person - Bloodaxe publishers

Bloodaxe, the poetry publishers are 30 years old. Have you ead the diverse and readable anthologies Begin Alive and Staying Alive? Recommended.

They have a DVD, filmed by Pamela Robertson-Pearce and a book edited by Neil Astley
coming out in April.

30 poets from around the world read to you in person... This is a new concept in publishing: your own personal poetry festival brought into your home. This trailer features 5 poems by 5 of the poets: Benjamin Zephaniah, Imtiaz Dharker, Brendan Kennelly, Jackie Kay and C.K. Williams. There are 30 poets in the DVD-book (plus Ken Smith bonus track). All the poems read are in the anthology. The filmed readings last a total of 4 hours, and can be played on 2 DVDs pouched inside the back cover. This publication of the world's first poetry DVD-book celebrates Bloodaxe's 30th birthday in 2008.

Premiere is in Dublin on Wednesday 23rd April in Damer Hall, 112 St Stephen's Green.

See link for more details. Apparently it's also on Youtube.


Annie Wicking and Loman Austen said...

Hi EW, Thank you for letting us know what is going on. The only problem with it is I don't have enough hours in the day to do, see or take part in all the wonderful things on offer.

Best wishes

Emerging Writer said...

Thanks Annie, If I went to all the events, I'd never write anything either! Hope to see you at one of them soon