We've been so inspired by all the digital poetry happenings springing up online in recent weeks so here's a round up of some lockdown launch dates for your diary to revive your social life and support the incredible digital efforts of all our amazing poets and publishers. This brave new world of zoom book launches and poetry live streams is a great way to feel connected in lockdown.
Our friends at Emma Press are hosting a book chat at 7pm tonight Friday 17th April with Rakhshan Rizwan, reading live from California. The Emma Press published Rakhshan's debut pamphlet, Paisley, which was reviewed in the PBS Bulletin, and shortlisted for the Michael Marks Awards in 2018. Register here to join the Zoom event. Next Friday the 24th April you can catch an EP Bookchat with our Pamphlet Choice Síofra McSherry here.
Over on Instagram Live @anthony_anaxagorou, PBS Wild Card Selector Anthony Anaxagorou and recent Choice Raymond Antrobus are hosting a live poetry book chat next Thursday 23rd April at 8.10pm and it's well worth tuning in for some incredible poems and plenty of poetry book recommendations.
In other digital poetry news, Patrick Stewart has been treating his twitter followers to a Shakespearean Sonnet A Day since Saturday 21 March, starting with Sonnet 116. Check out his sonorous Shakespearean tones here or follow @PoetryBookSoc for regular retweets.
If you have a digital poetry event planned in the coming weeks, let us know and we'll give it a shout out to our poetry community. Keep a look out on our blog for the latest poetry news and virtual events.