Listings for forthcoming readings and events featuring Longbarrow Press poets.


Alistair Noon and Pete Green
The Fat Cat, 23 Alma Street, Sheffield, S3 8SA
Wednesday 11 May | 7.30pm start | Admission free

The Sheffield launch of Two Verse Essays, a new pamphlet by Alistair Noon (out from Longbarrow Press in May 2022), and the ‘in person’ launch of Hemisphere by Pete Green (published by Longbarrow Press in October 2021). Click here for further details of Two Verse Essays (and to pre-order the pamphlet). Click here for further details of Hemisphere (and to order copies).

The event will take place on the first floor of the pub (accessible via the stairs). Doors open 7pm; the readings will start at 7.30pm. Admission free: all welcome.

Nancy Gaffield and The Drift present Wealden on the Marsh
Church of St Augustine, Brookland, Romney Marsh, Kent TN29 9QP
Saturday 14 May | 7pm | £11 (inc. booking fee. Click here to book)

A performance of Wealden by poet Nancy Gaffield and musicians The Drift at the Church of St Augustine, Brookland, Romney Marsh, Kent. Prior to the performance, attendees are invited to meet at Fairfield Church at 4pm, and then walk across the marsh to Brookland (approx 1 hour). Please note, facilities at Fairfield are very limited. Attendees should park with care and consideration at both locations. At Brookland there will be a pop-up bar with beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages. Covid regulations will apply, as appropriate. Click here for further details of the event. Click here for map/location details and to book tickets.

Wealden was published as a pamphlet and audio CD by Longbarrow Press in November 2020. Click here for further details (and to order the pamphlet and CD). ‘Walking, observing, listening’, a wide-ranging interview with Nancy Gaffield and The Drift, can be found here.

Steve Ely (with Jane Robinson) at Cork International Poetry Festival
Cork Arts Theatre, Camden Court, Knapps Square, Carroll’s Quay, Cork, T23 X72D
Friday 20 May | 7pm | €5 (click here to book)
Steve Ely’s The European Eel is a long poem that imagines the life cycle, ecological contexts and enigma of the charismatic and critically endangered fish of the poem’s title. Ely will be reading alongside Dublin-based poet and scholar Jane Robinson for this eco-themed event (part of the 2022 Cork International Poetry Festival); the session will be moderated by Matthew Geden.

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