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Bloodaxe Books “Unusual, but it shouldn’t be…” Exhibition & Poetry Reading


Bloodaxe Books exhibition posterDate:          1 May 2018

Location: Room 152, Level 1, Philip Robinson Library, Jesmond Road West, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4HQ

Time:         5.30-7pm. Refreshments from 5.30pm. Poetry reading starts at 6pm

For 40 years local publisher Bloodaxe Books has been
shaking up the poetry world. They have fought to give
writers from the North-East a voice, to provide a platform
for talented poets who are under-represented elsewhere, and
to support revolutionary writers from across the world.

From April 2018 in the Philip Robinson Library, to coincide with the Newcastle Poetry Festival, Newcastle University Special Collections will be showcasing material from the Bloodaxe Books archive in a new exhibition to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the renowned publisher.

To celebrate the exhibition, we will also be hosting a poetry reading on 1st May. Refreshments will be served from 5.30pm with the reading beginning at 6pm in Room 152, Level 1, Philip Robinson Library.

The event is open to the general public, and may be of particular interest to anyone attending the subsequent Newcastle Poetry Festival. The festival is a four-day celebration of the finest poetry from around the world by some of the art’s most acclaimed practitioners, involving readings, lectures, discussions, workshops, and multi-genre performances (music, painting, film), with the theme of crossings – between countries, languages, and art forms – at its heart.

Places are limited so please pre-book your place by sending an email to lib-friends@ncl.ac.uk

We look forward to seeing you.


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