Tuesday, 29 October 2013

The Mildly Erotic Poetry tour kicks off on Thursday 31 October...

For those of you who are interested in a bit of extra piquance in your poetry, here are the details of this fab tour, which is taking place shortly. Emma Wright, the proprietor(ess?) of Emma Press, has managed to get some AC funding to fund a national tour to publicise The Mildly Erotic Poetry Anthology. Chock full of saucy musings from poets all over the UK, there's bound to be something to tickle your fancy here.   
For all those interested in coming along, here are the details of when I'm on... 
31 October @ Poetry Cafe, London, 7:30pm - Me, Amy Key, Julia Bird and Richard O'Brian.  
2 Nov @ The Birdcage, Norwich, 8pm - me, Amy Key, Rachel Piercey & Jacqueline Saphra 
3 Nov Cafe Global, Reading, 8pm - me & Emma Reay  
Come and have a (mildly) titillating evening of poetry with me and some other wonderful writers. Don't worry, most of it is quite gentle... ;) 
The books themselves are gorgeous, with Emma Wright, the publisher including her own rather lovely illustrations throughout. I could wax hyperbolic about the other poets included in the anthology (like Julia Bird, Mel Denham, Joy Donnell, Hugh Dunkerley, Kirsten Irving, Amy Key, Anja Konig, Ikhda Ayuning Maharsi, Julie Mullen, Richard O’Brien, Emma Reay, Kristen Roberts, Jacqueline Saphra, Lawrence Schimel, Stephen Sexton, Jon Stone, me, Jerrold Yam and Ruth Wiggins). 
The Emma Press team says:  
'We are absolutely thrilled to announce that the Emma Press has been awarded funding from Arts Council England as part of the Lottery-funded Grants for the arts programme, to stage a series of erotic poetry evenings across the UK. The tour will accompany the publication of The Emma Press Anthology of Mildly Erotic Verse (launching at the Tea House Theatre in Vauxhall on 26th September).Each event will feature 2-4 poets each performing a set of their mildly- to highly-erotic poems and discussing their interpretations of eroticism. Check below to see if any are taking place near you, and sign up to our newsletter to keep up with the latest tour news.'