Posted by: noelwilliams | April 15, 2013

News of a Special Issue

Sheffield’s second poetry Festival takes place June 1st to 8th. Antiphon is part of it, as our next issue will be a special one featuring poets from the Festival as part of its promotion. There are some big names planned, so this is an exciting prospect for us, though there is a downside, as it will mean we’ll have to keep some submissions waiting a little longer than usual for publication when we accept them.

Poets so far who are expected to read at the Festival include Bernard O’Donaghue, Sinead Morrissey, Jean Sprackland, Conor O’Callaghan, Helen Mort, Katharine Towers, Ian Duhig and Julia Copus, plus around another forty poets, some local, some from further afield, and the programme as a whole looks to be quite a varied one, with workshops, panels, performance and reading.

Coordinating a larger number of poems than we’ve ever published before will be quite a task, and already time is slipping away, as we want the issue to appear in the middle of May. But this could be one of the best Antiphons yet, and we’re keen to help make the Festival a success, so keep your eyes peeled for the announcement.

We’ll keep you posted on how it goes.

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