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The events in the Stablemates reading series feature three poets from one publisher. I interview each poet then they read for 15 minutes – the whole thing last about an hour.

Seren Stablemates was reviewed by Greg Freeman on Write Out Loud
Flapjack Stablemates in Birmingham was reviewed by Sally Jack on Sabotage Reviews
SJ Fowler wrote about Shearsman Stablemates on his blog


Fri 8th March at StAnza, Scotland’s International Poetry Festival

Jill Abram presents Stablemates: Conversation & poetry with Helena Nelson, Peter Daniels and Ramona Herdman of HappenStance

11:30 – 12:30 in the Council Chamber, The Town Hall, Queens Gardens, St Andrews, KY16 9TA
Helena Nelson is a prize-winning poet as well as the editor and publisher of the Michael Marks award-winning HappenStance Press.
Peter Daniels is a London-based poet and translator from Russian.
Ramona Herdman’s chapbook, Bottle, was the 2018 PBS Spring Pamphlet Choice.
More information and booking from the StAnza website


Wednesday 14th November at Waterstones Gower St with Mark Doty, Andrew McMillan and Fiona Benson of Jonathan Cape

Fri 6th July at Ledbury Poetry Festival – with Kim Moore, Jonathan Edwards and Paul Henry from Seren (pictured with poetry editor Amy Wack)

28th June- with Richard Scott, Jack Underwood and Jo Shapcott of Faber & Faber

24th May- with Richard Georges, SJ Fowler and Geraldine Clarkson from Shearsman Books

26th April – V. Press with Sarah James, Stephen Daniels and David Clarke

22nd March – Emma Press with Emma Simon, Julia Bird and John Clegg

22nd February – Paper Swans Press with Elisabeth Sennitt Clough, Paul Stephenson & Karen Jane Cannon

Saturday 17th Feb – Offord Road Books with Martha Sprackland, James Brooks and Bobby Parker at Verve Poetry Festival in Waterstones Birmingham

25th January 2018 – Very Selected/Poetry Business with Phoebe Stuckes, Michael Schmidt and Mimi Khalvati

30th November – Hercules Editions with Sean O’Brien, Hannah Lowe and Jacqueline Saphra

26th October at Poetry Cafe, London – Burning Eye Books with Hollie McNish, Kate Fox and Keith Jarrett

Wed 18th October at Waterstones Birmingham – Flapjack Press with Henry Normal, Rosie Garland and Jackie Hagan

28th September: National Poetry Day special at Foyle’s Charing Cross Road – Penguin Modern Poets with Roger McGough, Hugo Williams and Malika Booker

9th July at Ledbury Festival – Peepal Tree with Roger Robinson, Nick Makoha and Seni Seneviratne

28th June – Bloodaxe with Grace Nichols, Chrissy Williams and Miriam Nash

25th May – Chatto with Kayo Chingonyi, Ruth Padel and Liz Berry

27th April – Smokestack with Richard Skinner, Nancy Charley and Steve Ely

Flyer Pic

30th March – Pavilion Press with Mona Arshi, Ruby Robinson and Deryn Rees-Jones (yes, I forgot to take a photo again)


23rd February – Cinnamon with Kathleen M Quinlan, Martin Figura and Lesley Ingram


26th January – Carcanet with Kei Miller, Kate Miller and William Letford (so mindblowing I forgot to take a photo on the night!)


24th November Seren Books with Tamar Yoseloff, Caroline Smith and Rosie Shepperd.  (Photo by Greg Freeman)


27th October Nine Arches Press with Jo Bell, Isobel Dixon and Rishi Dastidar. nine-arches-stablemates

29th September Penned in the Margins with Ross Sutherland, Claire Trévien and Charlotte Newman. pitm-stablemates