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Amy Kinsman’s &, Manchester launch + Guests

May 3 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

& is Amy Kinsman’s debut pamphlet and the joint-winner of the Indigo Dreams Pamphlet Prize 2017. Amy Kinsman is a poet and playwright from Manchester, England, although for many years they called Sheffield their home. As well as being the founding editor of Riggwelter Press, they are associate editor of Three Drops From A Cauldron and the host of Gorilla Poetry, a monthly open mic in Sheffield.

“Intimate, surprising and bold, the poems in ‘&’ announce themselves with formal dexterity. Amy Kinsman achieves what so many writers strive for: the ability to be knowing and awe-struck at the same time, to approach the world with both wisdom and incredulity. This is an exciting debut.” – Helen Mort

“& is a collection of gorgeous, vibrant and powerful poems of being and becoming in, through and by way of language within the complexities, dark nooks and crevices as well as enlightenments of the craft of poesis in the making, metamorphosing, drifting, hovering even between being and being again in the playful threesome of language, lover(s) and self(ves).” – Ágnes Lehóczky

“A collection in which profound intimacy meets true poetic intelligence – all the old sorrows and joys given voice through a new form of contemporary romanticism.” – Simon Armitage

Copies will be on sale for £6.

+ Special Guests

Kate Garrett-Nield is the founding editor of Three Drops from a Cauldron / Three Drops Press, Picaroon Poetry, and Lonesome October Lit. Her own work has been widely published, nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and longlisted for a Saboteur Award, and she is the author of several chapbooks – most recently ‘You’ve never seen a doomsday like it’ (Indigo Dreams Publishing, 2017) and ‘Losing interest in the sound of petrichor’ (The Black Light Engine Room Press, 2018). Kate was born and raised in southern Ohio, but moved to England in 1999 – where she still lives in Sheffield with her husband, five children, and a sleepy cat.

Pete Green is a poet and musician who grew up in Grimsby and lives in Sheffield. They write about walking, railways and impossible things, getting lost, getting drunk, cities and post-industrial predicaments, marginal places in general and coastlines in particular. Picture a scarf left on a bench at the far end of a platform on a desolate station overlooking the North Sea during a February weekday afternoon and you’re getting there. These preoccupations inform Pete’s debut pamphlet Sheffield Almanac (Longbarrow Press) and their most recent album We’re Never Going Home. See petegreensolo.com for a listen and a read. Essentially it’s all about that scarf.

+ Open Mic

Slots for strictly one poem will be available on a first come first serve basis. Please request here.

Other Dates

Fear ye not those who cannot attend, there will be two more launch dates!

& debuts as part of the Indigo Dreams Showcase at the Cheltenham Poetry Festival on April 26th 2018: https://cheltenhampoetryfest.co.uk/indigo-dreams-showcase-chrys-salt-chris-hardy-anna-saunders-amy-kinsman/

Sheffield Launch, 8th May: https://www.facebook.com/events/1988041074853751/


May 3
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm


14-16 Faraday St
MANCHESTER, M1 1DB United Kingdom