Volumes 1, 2 & 3
AWAY WITH WORDS - SELECTED VERSE
A self-funded poetry collection founded in January 2018 and edited by myself and Edward Green.
Volume 1 – Liberation
Our first volume was published by Toothgrinder Publishers and centred around the theme of ‘liberation’. All contributors received thorough feedback and editorial suggestions on their work, as well as a £5 prize for successful submissions. The collection was published with a foreword by poet Rebecca Támas (Savage, The Ophelia Letters) and sold at a launch event in South East London with our guest speaker, Faber poet Jack Underwood (Happiness). The collection can also be bought at The Word bookshop in New Cross and Pages of Hackney, as well as online.
Volume 1 contributors included: Alex Vann, Alice Edwards, Aliki Vatidi Turp, Angus Rogers, Dora Hemming, Edward Green, Jack Emsden, James Bastion, Joseph Roberts, Leila van Greithuysen, Lottie Hughes, Phoebe Stuckes, Stephanie Gorman, Teddy McDonald, Tom Butler and myself.
On the 23rd June we hosted a promotional 'Away With Words Takeover' of Themselves culture festival at Deptford Cinema in South East London where a selection of our contributors from Volume 1 gave readings.
Volume 2 – Legacy
Our second volume published on the 2nd November 2018 and launched at an event at DIY Space for London (DSFL) with readings from our contributors and guest speaker, T.S. Eliot Prize for poetry-nominated Rebecca Perry. With this second volume we expanded our open call nationally and are now stocked at Review Bookshop and BOOKS Peckham as well as The Word Bookshop and online.
Volume 3 – The Future
Our third volume published in October 2019 with a foreword by Joelle Taylor and was launched at an event in Shadwell, East London. The collection features work from over 30 poets and readers include Tommy Sissons, Molly Ellen Pearson, Rushika Wick, Lewie Magarshack, Samuel Peregrine, Stephanie Gorman, Mukahang Limbu Chloe Hasti, Tom Butler, Isaac Emmerson, Amilia Graham, Harrison Charles, Jean Penne, Angus Rogers, Paddy Hornby, Edward Green
All three books are stocked at the National Poetry Library in London's Southbank Centre. Volumes 2 and 3 can be purchased at The Word Bookshop, BOOKS Peckham, Review Bookshop and online here.