"Summertime – and though for poets and independent publishers the living isn’t exactly easy, it’s time to come out onto the street and play. Specifically: THE SHOP. For the first week of July, 1st to 7th, Eyewear Publishing is joining forces with CB Editions. We will be taking a pop-up shop in Portobello Road, London: number 201, a block along from the Electric Cinema. We’ll be selling books from our own presses and those of some others (Arc, Five Leaves, Flipped Eye among them, and not exclusively poetry), and there’ll be photographic prints by Ken Garland and other things. And balloons. The shop is essentially a shop, and is hardly the most comfortable of reading venues, but there’ll be events in the evenings and pop-up readings by various poets during the daytime."
The week features friends like James Byrne, Sandeep Parmar, Astrid Alben, Michael Horovitz and many others, please do wander down if you're free, I'll be bringing some books and a buddha box and smashing out some poetry on Boxing and Prisons.