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Bloodaxe Books Poetry Reading

15 October, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
Holy Trinity Parish Centre

Bloodaxe Books has revolutionised poetry publishing in Britain over four decades. In this session, founder Neil Astley will introduce three Bloodaxe authors.

Jo Clement lectures in Creative Writing at Northumbria University and is the Managing Editor and Creative Director of Butcher’s Dog poetry magazine. Her first book-length collection of poems, Outlandish, was published by Bloodaxe in May 2022.  

The living and the dead are working side by side in John Challis’ dramatic debut collection, The Resurrectionists. Whether in London’s veg and meat markets, far below the Dartford Crossing, or on the edge of the Western world, these poems journey into a buried landscape to locate the traces of ourselves that remain. 

Sarah Wimbush’s poetry is rooted in Yorkshire with tales of childhood, colliery villages, the haunting miners’ strike, and Gypsies and Travellers. Her poems are written in praise of those qualities which make us human: love, language, and most of all, resilience.  Shelling Peas with My Grandmother in the Gorgiolands is Sarah’s first book-length collection.