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This spring, Reality Street hosts a series of live events at Hastings Old Town's legendary Electric Palace cinema, featuring Reality Street authors together with guest writers, artists and musicians.

The first event, on 19 February, featured Philip Terry reading from his Reality Street novel tapestry and from recent writing, and Ken Edwards reading and performing with Elaine Edwards (accordion & flute). 

The second event, on 19 March, featured as guests of Reality Street the SF writer Christopher Priest, who talked about his work, poet and occult SF writer Paul A Green, who read from recent work, and saxophonist Trevor Watts, who played solo.

On 23 April, Denise Riley, whose Selected Poems was published by Reality Street in 2000, will make a rare appearance, and Richard Makin, whose book Dwelling was recently published by Reality Street, will read with still and moving images from artist Miranda Gavin.

See the listings below, and click here for further information.

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REALITY STREET is distributing the first full-length album by The Moors. Click here to listen to all 12 tracks free online and buy as a CD or download.

Published in 2014...

Bill Griffiths:
COLLECTED POEMS & SEQUENCES (1981-91)

In 2010 Reality Street published Collected Earlier Poems (1966-80) by Bill Griffiths, who died in 2007. Now comes a second volume, Collected Poems & Sequences (1981-91). Once again edited by Alan Halsey, it brings the story up to Bill's departure from London for the North East. The 426-page book was published in January 2014. For more information and to order it, click here

2014,  978-1-874400-65-3,  426pp, price £19 £15


Live events...

Wednesday 23 April 2014 - REALITY STREET LIVE in Hastings with Denise Riley, Richard Makin (pictured left) + photography/ video by Miranda Gavin at the Electric Palace, Hastings Old Town, 7.30 for 8pm - £5 in advance or at the door

Tuesday 13 May 2014 – Alan Halsey, Frances Presley and Ken White/David Miller at The Blue Bus, The Lamb, 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, London WC1, 7.30pm, £5/£3 (concessions) 

17-18 May 2014 - Maggie O'Sullivan is among 23 poets from all over the world reading at the London Poetry Festival at Birkbeck College London and the University of Kent, 12 noon-9pm each day, free entry

Sunday 25 May 2014 - Ken Edwards, Jeff Hilson, Carol Watts present a Reality Street evening at Poetry at The Room33 Holcombe Road, Tottenham Hale, London N17 9AS – starts 7.30pm

Thursday 5 June 2014 - Lisa Robertson and Andrea Brady are among poets reading at POLYply, The Centre for Creative Collaboration, 16 Acton Street, London WC1X 9NG. Free entry, 7.00pm.

Wednesday 11 June 2014 - Ken Edwards reads in the "Amid the Ruins" series at the Daniel Blau Gallery, Hoxton, London, 7.00-9.00pm, details tbc


This listing is for events featuring Reality Street authors. Please email details of suitable forthcoming events to the press.

Recent highlights and bestsellers

Philip Terry: 
TAPESTRY

The stories of the Norman Conquest you never heard. This tour de force of language was shortlisted for the 2013 Goldsmiths Prize for innovative fiction.

Ken Edwards:
DOWN WITH BEAUTY

Exile, war, paranoia, improvised music and nothingness - a series of linked dramatic monologues, dialogues and short fictions.

Allen Fisher: PLACE

The first complete edition of this legendary poetic project of the 1970s: five books, previously scattered in various unobtainable editions, now collected in one volume.  

Bill Griffiths:
COLLECTED EARLIER POEMS (1966-70)

The definitive collection of the late Bill Griffiths' work of the 1960s/70s.



Denise Riley:

SELECTED POEMS

The most complete collection of Denise Riley's poetry available, including "Mop Mop Georgette". First published in 2000 and still a poetry bestseller.

OUT OF EVERYWHERE

Linguistically innovative poetry by women - a classic, still in print and selling after a decade and a half. Edited by Maggie O'Sullivan.

 

Andrea Brady:
CUT FROM THE RUSHES

Acclaimed poetry collection from the director of the Archive of the Now and co-publisher of Barque Press.

Peter Hughes:
ALLOTMENT ARCHITECTURE

From Adge Cutler to Hector Berlioz, to the Caravan Club of Great Britain and Heine: five stunning poem sequences.  

Paul Griffiths:
LET ME TELL YOU

An extraordinary novel composed entirely of the vocabulary Ophelia is allotted in Hamlet

THE REALITY STREET BOOK OF SONNETS

With 84 contributors, this anthology explores the myriad ways poets have stretched, deconstructed and re-composed the sonnet.