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John Freeman reads at Greenwich Book Festival


John Freeman will be reading alongside US poet Marc Harshman at the Greenwich Book Festival on Saturday 28th May.

Marc Harshman, poet laureate of West Virginia, on a rare visit to the UK, and prize-winning British poet John Freeman will introduce and read selections from their poetry, reflecting on their own writing and each other’s, and inviting questions and discussion. Marc and John have been friends for several decades and both have given many readings of their work but this is the first time they have read together.

John’s new collection, What Possessed Me, will be published by Worple later this year.

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Read an interview with John at Sentinel Literary Quarterly

Find out about John’s collection A Suite for Summer.

Out now! Linda Saunders’ A Touch on the Remote

touchontheremote-300-9781905208340It gives us great pleasure to announce the publication of Linda Saunders’ collection A Touch on the Remote.

“Everywhere the power of experience emerges in the nuances of seeing, focused observations that combine openness and immersion. Saunders shows the world cherished by our watchfulness, life lived in rapt attention.” – Carrie Etter

LAUNCH EVENT IN BATH – Join us for the launch of A Touch on the Remote on Thursday 12 May at The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS. For more information and to book tickets visit Toppings Bookshop.

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Easter Tide

It is a brisk wind, and the sun and cloud
Head one after the other on the graves,
On cliff-top grasses, beyond onto a view
Of a near sea whose blue is Mary’s blue,
Whose boats are being east-blown on their waves,
Their white the white of our dear saviour’s shroud.

And further out, our fishermen look up
And figure in the signs of seabirds’ flight
Where are the places of the hidden shoals;
They haul their nets like James and John hauled souls
And bring the living silver into light
Like that upon our raised Communion cup.


From You Have a Visitor by William Wootten

Best wishes for a peaceful and happy Easter from Worple Press