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Oversteps News 29

As spring erupts in joyful colours and the song of birds, two new Oversteps books fly the nest and go on sale.

The Art of the Handkerchief by Michael Bayley (ISBN 978-1-906856-47-2; price £8)

Michael Bayley

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Penelope Shuttle writes of this book ‘Michael Bayley’s long-awaited first full-length collection reveals a poet of assurance and fluid deliberation.’ The book celebrates the natural world and the world of art and includes a delightful section on animals called ‘A Brief Summary of Animal Husbandry’.

The Night Surveyor by Christopher North (ISBN 978-1-906856-45-8; price £8)

     CNFor Night SurveyorEXP          North cover

Christopher North has been published by Oversteps twice before – once in a solo collection (Explaining the Circumstances) and once jointly with Terry Gifford in a bi-lingual English-Spanish work entitled Al Otro Lado del Aguilar. Christopher’s name crops up frequently in prize-winners lists, which is confirmation, if any were needed, that people enjoy reading his poems.

News and forthcoming events

A C Clarke was commended in both the Troubadour Prize competition and the ‘Sonnet or Not’ competition, and
Ross Cogan was commended in the Troubadour Prize competition and won first prize in the ‘Sonnet or Not’ competition.

In recent months Rebecca Bilkau has been shortlisted for both the Sentinel Poetry Prize and the Plough Poetry competition.

John Torrance gave a reading from Waterwheel to the Third Plymouth Dementia Conference at the end of January.

Following her time as Poet in Residence in Winchester, an extended profile of Alwyn Marriage was recently featured on the back page of the Church Times (file:///Users/alwynmarriage/Desktop/Church%20Times%20interview.webarchive –  see back page).

Joan McGavin has been selected to be the Hampshire Poet for 2014. She will also be involved with the Winchester Poetry Festival from 12th to 14th September.

Jennie Osborne will be reading at a Poetry  Day for Spring at the Brixham Theatre Coffee Lounge at 2.30pm on Sunday 16th March.

One of Alwyn Marriage’s poems has been selected for the Poetry on the Buses in Guernsey, and will be launched at the Guernsey Literature Festival in May.

There was recently an interview with Oversteps poet, Robert Cole, in the recent issue of the Central Brittany Journal.

Naming the Tree by Simon Richey and A Brush with Poetry by Lynn Roberts will both be published in April.

The launch of Naming the Tree by Simon Richey will be at the London Review Bookshop at the end of April (by invitation only).

Oversteps Day at Ways with Words

It is worth noting now that this year’s special full day of Oversteps events at Dartington will be slightly earlier than it has been the last few years. It will be on Sunday 6th July, and we’ve got a fascinating programme planned. Do put the date in your diaries now, and come along for another feast of poetry.

In the meantime, enjoy the spring and read as much poetry as possible – including the two books recommended above.

Alwyn
Managing Editor, Oversteps Books

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1 book = £8 plus p&p,   2 books = £15 plus p&p,   3 books = £20 plus p&p

To Oversteps Books, 6 Halwell House, South Pool, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 2RX

Please send

….   copies of The Art of the Handkerchief by Michael Bayley at £8 each plus p&p             £

….   copies of The Night Surveyor by Christopher North at £8 each plus p&p                     £

Postage and packing, for per book£1.20 in UK; £3.50 if ordering from abroad         £

P&p for 2 books, £23 books £2.50 (£4.50 / £5 if ordering from abroad)                     £

Total                                                                                                                                             £

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