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Birdbook Launch, 17 December!

It’s on! Birdbook II: Freshwater Habitats will officially take flight at 7.30pm on Monday 17 December at Paper Dress Boutique and Bar, Shoreditch!

We’ll be having short readings from a flock of the poets involved in the project, along with projections of the beautiful artwork representing each of these incredible freshwater birds. We’re looking forward to meeting the talented writers and artists who have made this book such a treat to produce.

Nearest tubes are Shoreditch High St (Overground)Liverpool Street and Old Street, and stacks of buses go to the area.

Ah yes, and the Facebook event is here!

We’d love to say hello, so if you’re in London at that time, come on down and have a flutter!

Fuselit/Sidekick Books Selected Poems at the V&A

Much like St Gundebert, we’re very much looking forward to 21 February. Unlike St Gundebert, we don’t get an entire day dedicated to our work, and nobody, to my knowledge, prays to us on a regular basis.

So why are we stoked? Fuselit and Sidekick Books, in collaboration with Selected Poems, are all set for a night of poetry-based frolics to launch Fuselit Contraption and celebrate our ramshackle brand of collaborative poetry!

As well as Jon and K, Dr Fulminare’s ambassadors for the night will be:
•the winsome and whimsical Chrissy Williams, whose collection, The Jam Trap, is due in March from Soaring Penguin;
•Department for Public Safety spokespoet and co-author of the recently released report, Confronting the Danger of Art, Ian McLachlan;
•schmoove raconteuse and crafter of poetic contraptions, Sophia Blackwell;
•Fuselit and Birdbook formal firestarter, M.P. Dean.

Come down and say hello!

Facebook event here. Past events have hit capacity, so get in quick.
Follow Selected Poems on Twitter.

Scrooge, Marley et al + We Eat Poets!

This Wednesday sees the fourth and final We Eat Poets event of the year taking place (see the Facebook event or We Eat Poets website for further details) and as part of that event, we’ve pulled together a set of six poems, each based on a character from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, and printed them onto cream greetings cards. They’re now available from the Sidekick Books main page.

Any orders we get in the next few days, we’ll be sure to send them out first class post as soon as we’re able, but since they can also be used post-Christmas (they’re blank inside) or saved until next Christmas, we’ll keep them available for the next month or so.


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