Ahead of the submission deadline for Arachne Press’ LGBTQ+ poetry anthology, Joy//Us, (October 11th) join co-editor Jeremy Dixon, winner of the poetry award for Wales Book of the Year 2022, for a short poetry reading followed by a workshop on writing queer joy.
Suitable for all levels of poetry experience, and an opportunity to explore the theme and perhaps produce a poem to submit for the anthology.
For this event we are having to ask for donations to cover the cost of the venue - £5 each would cover it.
Arachne Press has long been a champion of LGBTQ+ writers, but we’ve never before published an anthology of LGBTQ+ poetry. That is all about to change. The title of our forthcoming book is Joy//Us, because we want to publish your joyful poems, ones that celebrate all that is best about our community/ies and lives. This is not an ‘explain it to the straights’ book, this is for us. We want LGBTQ+ readers to be able to open the book at random and find a moment of poetic queer joy for themselves, however big or small. more details
About Jeremy Dixon
Jeremy Dixon is a poet and maker of Artist’s Books. He was born in Essex and moved to the Vale of Glamorgan as a teenager, living there for over 45 years. His poetry has appeared in Butcher’s Dog, Found Poetry Review, HIV Here & Now, Impossible Archetype, Lighthouse Journal, Anti-Heroin Chic, Roundyhouse and other print and online magazines. He has been published several times by Arachne Press, including his debut pamphlet IN RETAIL (2019) and in the recent bilingual Welsh/English anthology, A470:Poems for the Road/Cerddi’r Ffordd (2022). We published Jeremy’s first full collection, A Voice Coming From Then in August 2021 and it WON the 2022 poetry category for Wales Book of the Year English Language Poetry…