Maureen Duffy, Frances Bingham, Jeremy Hooker
Monday 23rd April at 6:30pm
Join us for a celebration to mark the publication of the first three Pottery Press Pamphlets
Featuring Maureen Duffy, Frances Bingham, and Jeremy Hooker
There will be wine, book-signing and partying – all three writers will be reading from their books.
Maureen Duffy Past Present: Piers Plowless & Sir Orfeo (Pamphlet 1)
A contemporary riff on Piers Plowman & a catchy, robust new translation of the medieval lay Sir Orfeo by the acclaimed writer of fiction, poetry and plays, and pioneer activist for authors’ rights.
‘In Past Present the coupling of two long poems by Maureen Duffy makes a weird and powerful statement about England on the edge; a land with an imagined mythic past, a millennial present and perhaps apocalyptic future.’
Frances Bingham The Blue Hour of Natalie Barney (Pamphlet 2)
A new play, produced at Arcola Theatre London 2017, by the fiction writer and editor of Valentine Ackland’s poems.
‘In the blue hour of Paris twilight one trailblazing artist paints a remarkable picture of her life, her liaisons and her passionate self-belief: Natalie Barney, an unstoppable force in modernism and the early gay rights movement.’
Jeremy Hooker Under the Quarry Woods (Pamphlet 3)
New prose poems by the eminent poet and critic, quarried from journals written at his home in a Welsh former pit village, alive with observations, impressions, memory and dream.
‘A meditation on a place and its people; an industrially-scarred landscape with a deep history, its harshness illuminated by glimpses of natural beauty and possibilities of regeneration for the land and its fractured communities.’
The Pottery Press is a micro-press set up by Potters’ Yard Arts to publish limited edition artists’ books and text/image collaborations, based in Tufnell Park, North London.