Di Slaney joins Candlestick Press

Di Slaney joins Candlestick Press

Published on Monday 7 June 2010

After running Candlestick Press single-handed for long enough to know how badly she needed a business partner capable of doing clever things with numbers and spread-sheets, Jenny Swann was joined by Di Slaney. Di has been running her own successful business for some years but shares Jenny’s love of poetry and was delighted to put her business skills to the service of poetry.

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