the Launch of Bill Griffiths collected poems 2 at Goodenough college

Announcing launch of Bill Griffiths' Collected Poems  (Vol 2)
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Launch of Bill Griffiths Collected Poems Vol 2

Reality Street published Bill Griffiths’ Collected Earlier Poems (1966-80) in 2010. Extending the account through the following decade, a new volume, Collected Poems & Sequences (1981-91), once again edited by Alan Halsey, collects poems and sequences from a prolific period in Bill's life that originally appeared in very small editions. The 426-page volume, publication of which was enabled by subscriptions from 120 supporters, also includes a section of uncollected or previously unpublished poems. The editor provides bibliographical and textual notes.
The book will be launched on Saturday 1st March at Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AB. Selections from Bill's work will be read by poets Ken Edwards, Allen Fisher, Harry Gilonis, Alan Halsey, Mendoza, Geraldine Monk and Robert Sheppard. Copies of both Collected Poems & Sequences (1981-91) and Collected Earlier Poems (1966-80) will be on sale at a reduced price. The event starts at 7.00pm, readings at 7.30.

If you would like to come to the launch please reply to this message or email The event is free, but you need to book your place in advance.

If you would like to review the new book, please use the same email address to request a review copy, or call 01424 431271.

For fuller information about the book, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Thanks are due to Steven Fowler and the Enemies project for supporting the launch.

Collected Poems & Sequences (1981-91)
2014, 978-1-874400-65-3,  426pp, price £19 £15 at launch


Bill Griffiths
Bill Griffiths was a poet, Anglo-Saxon scholar, book designer, small press publisher, biker, pianist, archivist and social historian. 

His poetry came to prominence in the early 1970s, when he was associated with the small press poetry movement in London.

Later in his career he moved from London to North East England where he reinvigorated the study of the region’s dialect. He died in 2007 at the age of 59.

photo: Robert Cassel