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Members' News, January 2005
Fri 21 Jan 2005
Here are some details of NAWE members' recent publications. Please note that we are pleased to give publicity to members' news at any time.
Adam Strickson's first full poetry collection, An Indian Rug Surprised by Snow (Wrecking Ball Press), will be launched on Saturday January 29th 2005 at 7.30pm at Theatre in the Mill, University of Bradford. There will be a reading with South Asian and English music, and refreshments. To order the book, contact the publisher ( tel. 01482 210226.

Huddersfield-based Adam Strickson offers readings to promote the book as well as workshops and residencies. Contact 07973 480972.

Andrew and Polly Fusek-Peters have three new titles out recently. Their poetry anthology for teenagers, Love, Hate My Best Mate, including a new love poem by Brian Patten was published as a hardback in January 2004; in January 2005 the paperback edition is out. Priced £4.99 (the hardback is £10.99), it is published by Hodder Children's Books. They also have a graphic novel out, the second in a trilogy aimed at reluctant readers. Thirdly January 2005 is also the publication date of the paperback edition of Crash - their verse novel from Hodder Children's Books. All three books are useful for schools. See for reviews.

  Fiona Sampson is taking over as Editor of Poetry Review in Spring 2005; her first issue will be in July.

Her verse-novel, The Distance Between Us, is published by Seren in April/June. A Macedonian translation by Magdalena Horvat will be published by Magor, Skopje, in the Spring; and a Romanian, translation by Ioana Ieronim will be out from Cartea Romaniasca, Bucharest, in February.

  Debjani Chatterjee's Bilingual Book Project, which published such award-winning community books as Barbed Lines and Sweet and Sour with members of Bengali Women's Support Group, re-invented itself as Sahitya Press in summer 2004. ('Sahitya' is Sanskrit for 'literature'.)

Her Namaskar: New and Selected Poems published in autumn 2004 is available from Redbeck Press at £9.95. Sixties Press have published Sixties Anthology of Gregory Fellows' Poetry in Dec. 2004 (£10). Co-edited by Debjani Chatterjee, this features the work of a dozen poets awarded Gregory Fellowships at the University of Leeds, including Peter Redgrove, Thomas Blackburn, Wayne Brown and Paul Mills. Another anthology she edited, Masala: Poems from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka is published by Macmillan Children's Books in February 2005 (£4.99) and contains powerful work by over 80 poets from a range of cultures. See
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