Home Is Best
Published on Thursday 23 September 2010
Candlestick Press is celebrating National Poetry Day on Thursday October 7th at Waterstone’s, Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham. Do come along – 6.30 8.00, free entry and complete with homely drinks and nibbles ( = cocoa and cakes, by our definition, so no scope for the boozers among you, we’re afraid).
This year’s National Poetry Day theme is ‘Home’, hence the title of our reading, ‘Home Is Best’. Whether home means pyjamas and slippers, aprons and wooden spoons, your country of origin or just feeling at home in your own skin, we’ll be exploring the meaning of ‘Home’ in poetry. The evening includes poems by Elaine Feinstein, Jacob Polley, U.A Fanthorpe, Tariq Latif and Edward Thomas. If you have a favourite poem about ‘Home’, whether by yourself or another author, please bring it along. We hope to see you there!
Published on Monday 27 February 2017
Hot off the press is this haunting and intriguing anthology of poems selected by Mahendra Solanki. There are poems that evoke “the daily furniture of our lives” and others that echo with the memories of a childhood spent far away. The bewitching cover image created especially for Candlestick by Sarah Kirby evokes Yeats’s famous poem […]
Published on Monday 16 January 2017
This latest pamphlet is an exciting addition to our successful series of titles featuring poems from the various countries of our little archipelago. We commissioned one of the most important poets writing in Ireland today – Paula Meehan – to select ten poems that would encompass and encapsulate the country where she lives and writes. […]
Published on Monday 19 September 2016
The pamphlet so many people have been asking for is here – Ten Poems about Friendship has arrived at last! This insightful selection of ten funny, poignant and refreshingly honest poems deals with the reality of friendship in all its forms. From childhood alliances at school through the angst of teenage years into companionship and […]
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