Listings for forthcoming readings and events featuring Longbarrow Press poets.


Pete Green presents Hemisphere
Online (via Zoom)
Thursday 2 December | 7.30pm | Free

Join us for the online launch of Pete Green’s Hemisphere: a short book, a long poem, an impossible journey.

Hemisphere is the story of an impossible journey, told in verse, which circumnavigates the politics of interaction between people, places and poetry. On a chaotic round trip from the Hebrides across the north Atlantic, Canada, Alaska and Siberia, the poem invites reflection on government and nationality, geography, language and ‘post-truth’, fertility, decay, and imagination.

This online launch of the book comprises an introduction by editor Brian Lewis, readings and commentary by Pete Green, and an audience Q&A to close. We will also be joined by artist Abi Goodman (whose artwork features in Hemisphere).

The event is free to attend. To join, please click here to register through Eventbrite (Zoom meeting ID / passcode details will be emailed to you the day before the event).

You can read the first section of Hemisphere here, and find further details of the book here. Click here to read ‘The confessions of a virtual tourist’, a short essay by Pete Green that reflects on the origins and development of Hemisphere.

Sheffield Independent Publishers Pop-up Shop
Moor Market, The Moor, Sheffield S1 4PF
Wednesday 1 December – Tuesday 14 December
Opening hours: 8.30am–5pm (Mon-Sat)

This two-week residency at Sheffield’s Moor Market brings some of the city’s most innovative and exciting independent presses together under one roof, including And Other Stories, Longbarrow Press, The Poetry Business and Vertebrate Publishing. The pop-up shop will include poetry, fiction, outdoor books, international literature, and much more. A not-to-be-missed opportunity to see and buy some beautiful editions, and to meet the publishers involved.

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