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The Sparks & Stingray Fevers - Launch Tomorrow

I'll be heading down to London tomorrow for the launch of the two newest editions to tall-lighthouse's Pilot series (publishing poets under the age of 30) - Emily Berry's Stingray Fevers and my own, The Sparks. Do come along if you're able - full details below.

For those who can't make it who want to get hold of the pamphlets, you can buy them from the TL website here (by PayPal or a cheque through the post).


tall-lighthouse invites you to celebrate the launch of two new poetry pamphlets:

stingray fevers emily berry
the sparks ben wilkinson


7pm Friday 14th November

@ The Aquarium L-13 Gallery
63 Farringdon Road, London EC1M 3JB

Comments

Matt Merritt said…
Hope it all goes well, Ben, and I'm sure it will. Look forward to seeing the chapbook.
Ben Wilkinson said…
Thanks Matt - it was a fun evening with a decent turn-out, shame you couldn't be there. Hope you enjoy the pamphlet if you decide to get a copy.

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