Blog archive for 2019

Reckless Paper Birds by John McCullough has been shortlisted in the poetry category of the major UK literary prize, the Costa Book Awards.

Independent publisher Penned in the Margins has acquired An Archive of Happiness, a new novel about an unconventional family in the Scottish Highlands by Elizabeth Reeder.

In a year of unprecedented success for The Perseverance, Raymond Antrobus has been shortlisted for The Sunday Times/Warwick University Young Writer of the Year Award.

To mark the publication of The East Edge: Nightwalks with the Dead Poets of Tower Hamlets, Chris McCabe shares his favourite nightwalkers…

Anthony Anaxagorou’s After the Formalities has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize, the first time a Penned in the Margins publication has been up for the prestigious poetry award.

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Indie Penned in the Margins has acquired an innovative fiction debut by poet and Sufi musician Khaled Hakim.

In respect of Abi Palmer’s upcoming event Out Of Body Experience at the Southbank Centre she explores the pleasures and mysticism of the body she is born into, in respect to her upcoming poetry collection Sanatorium published Spring 2020.

In respect of Kate Davis’ upcoming event Out Of Body Experience at the Southbank Centre and her poetry collection The Girl Who Forgets How To Walk, she explores the limitations and possibilities of the body she was born in.

Penned in the Margins presents: How To Keep Time

A drum solo for dementia; exploring the effects of dementia on speech, memory and family through spoken word and an electronic drumkit

In light of Meryl Pugh’s upcoming event Out Of Body Experience at the Southbank Centre and her poetry collection Natural Phenomena, she explores the way in which her body moves through the city she lives in to engage with the patriarchy and feminism that divides it.

Chris McCabe reflects on the multiplying effects of writing about cancer in his latest poetry collection The Triumph of Cancer.

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The Perseverance by Raymond Antrobus has been shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry.

With just 30 days until the United Kingdom leaves the EU, the author of Low Country reveals how a book about landscape turned into a unique account of a political crisis.

The London Book Fair has announced that award-winning poet, Raymond Antrobus, will headline the Fair’s poetry line-up as Poet of the Fair in March.

From coastal edgelands to the occult… Bex Shorunke introduces a packed programme of books, events and productions for 2019.

Rebecca Tamás reckons with blood and earth, mysticism and the devil, witch trials and the suffragettes in her debut collection WITCH, released 20 March.

Penned in the Margins director Tom Chivers looks back on a jam-packed 12 months as he selects his Top Ten Moments of 2018.

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