Sick City Talks 9 – ‘Pocket Horizon’

Sick City Talks 9 – ‘Pocket Horizon’.

I’m thrilled to announce that a poetry anthology I’ve edited, Pocket Horizon, published this month by Valley Press, will make its debut at the ‘Science Museum Lates‘ this coming Wednesday, 30th October. It’s a free event!

We’ll be holding three 30-minute slots with a poetry reading and object viewing in each. The first slot (19:30 – 20:00) will showcase Simon Barraclough, whose lovely book, Neptune Blue, engages with the planets. The second two readings (20:15 – 20:45, and 21:00 – 21:30) will feature the contributors of Pocket Horizon. Books and drinks will be available all evening.

Whether or not we have the pleasure of seeing you at the event, please do follow the link at the top to listen to a wonderful, 19-minute podcast featuring the poems, produced by, and thanks to, Dr Richard Barnett.

Finally, get ahold of the book here.

‘Neptune in your Pocket’

POCK cover 4 (final)A talented group of poets are pleased to take part in Science Museum Lates next Wednesday, 30th October, for the free, ‘Space’-themed evening.

Join Simon Barraclough, Lorraine Mariner, Mick Delap, Sarah Westcott, Richard Barnett, Dominic McLoughlin, Malene Engelund, and Kelley Swain to explore space and science through verse.

Find us in the Science in the 18th Century Gallery on the 3rd Floor for the following 30-minute readings:

19:30 – 20:00: Simon Barraclough, reading from ‘Neptune Blue’.

20:15 – 20:45: Poets reading from ‘Pocket Horizon’.

21:00 – 21:30: Poets reading from ‘Pocket Horizon’.

We’ll also have, for your viewing pleasure, several objects including an orrery, a canopic jar, and artificial limbs – come find out what these objects are, and how they relate to these books of poetry…