Furies Book Launch

For Books’ Sake are proud as punch to invite you to the launch of our first poetry collection, compiled following an open call for submissions that attracted over 700 entries from across the globe.

FURIES features both emerging and established voices, including published and prize-winning authors from Imtiaz Dharker to Rebecca Goss to Patience Agbabi.

Published in the first week of October to coincide with National Poetry Day, and all profits from the collection (a minimum of £5 per copy) will be donated to Rape Crisis England & Wales.

Poets reading their works from FURIES on the night include:

Copies of FURIES will be available to buy on the night. But if you can’t wait till then, you can pre-order your copy here.

This is the poetry of wronged and revolutionary women, the new verse that emerges when poets take a sinner and spin her anew. Here, Furies arise from history and myth to set the story straight once and for all. For many, the Lazarus trick spans only the space of a verse in which they tell their tale. The rest of the resurrection, the living on beyond the page, relies on the reader to keep telling and retelling, and then telling once more. Traditionally, ghosts haunt because they still have something left to say. This is their stage.

Arrive from 6.30pm for a 7pm start: welcome and first performances at 7.30pm!