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Stay Bones Virtual Launch

After much hesitation my fellow Pindrop poet Alex Josephy and I decided to launch our new collections via a virtual Zoom reading event. Like many authors, the publication of my book took place just as the world went into global pandemic lock down. My new poetry book, Stay Bones *was* 'hot off the press' back at the end of February, just in time for the Poetry Book Fair in London. But by the time I had a chance to open my box of author copies and to sit in awe of the beautifully-printed manuscript, ZING, we were on red alert for any sign of coughs as I rushed to transition my students for on-line learning, and all of my thoughts became engaged with the state of my own health and that of my family in the UK and abroad.Once I realised that we poets weren't going to be launching anything in face-to-face venues any time soon, I contacted my wonderful publisher Sharon Black at Pindrop Press and asked her whether any other poets might be in the same position with an as-yet-unlaun…

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