“Poetry is a distinct pleasure, and unlike any other art form. It requires no special knowledge to enjoy it, just the patience to tune to its unique way of doing things; and once you’ve dialed into its wavelength, I can promise you’ll never want to go without it again – and nor will the world ever look quite the same.” – Don Paterson, Picador Poetry Editor, 2017.
Already this year we’ve celebrated a great number of historical milestones: from the centennial of the Russian Revolutions to the 50th anniversary to the release of the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’. 2017 also marks a big year for literary anniversaries, such as the 125th year of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, the bicentenary of Jane Austen’s death, and, of course, the twentieth anniversary of J.K Rowling’s ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone‘.
This month, however, marks another extraordinary milestone for publishing, and we hope you will join us in celebrating a remarkable Twenty Years of Picador Poetry!
Since it’s inception with the release of Robin Robertson’s ‘A Painted Field’, Picador Poetry has prided itself on publishing the very best and most original voices in contemporary poetry. Early names include the likes of Kathleen Jamie, Paul Farley, Kate Clanchy, Jackie Kay, and current Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy. Although it remains a fairly select list, with only around thirty-odd poets, Picador Poetry represent writers from across the poetic spectrum – from household staples to critically engaged, award-winning voices, such as Kate Tempest, Colette Bryce and Jacob Polley.
With very special guests, including Katharine Towers, Paul Farley, Kate CLanchy and Sean O’Brien, the Picador train is heading up North and Corbridge is it’s destination!
Join us for what is bound to be a wonderful evening, Thursday 14th September 7pm at The Vicar’s Pele, Market Place, Corbridge. Tickets are the usual £5, which includes a glass of wine or something soft.
For ticket bookings, call us on 01434 632931 or pop into Forum Books, 8 Market Place, Corbridge, NE45 5AW
We look forward to seeing you!