November 27, 2008


Filed under: About Waterloo Press — Tags: , , — SOPHIA WELLBELOVED @ 1:37 pm


This blog gives news and reviews of Waterloo Press poets their readings and publications.

And also notices about poetry readings and festivals in the UK and abroad.


Waterloo Press is a publisher with a proven track record in producing high-quality volumes of poetry. It’s already a co-winner in Staple’s Alt-Gen niche poetry publisher competition. Individual collections too have been praised in Poetry Review, and by its 2002-05 editor Robert Potts and others for sheer beauty of production – as well as the contents! Some say there’s been nothing like us since Trigram Press in the 1970s. That’s heady, but we’re delighted.

Waterloo has three aims:

to promote regional poets on a national and international basis;

to promote established or long-neglected modern and modernist poets with a broad appeal on the same footing;

and to provide a forum for all those in a specially bound Arts bi-annual journal with the broadest appeal of all (Eratica).

Originally dependent on its founder and main benefactor, Sonja Ctvrtecka, and a variety of funding sources, since November 2004 Waterloo has been supported by major annual Arts Council Grants.



For contact info see Contact Page

January 21, 2009

New poems in 3c World Fiction magazine

Naomi Foyle Page



I’m pleased to announce five poems in David Kilburn’s 3c World Fiction magazine, alongside powerful pieces about the Middle East, and other great writing from international poets and novelists.




January 2, 2009


Filed under: events page, GEORGE SZIRTES READS — Tags: , , — SOPHIA WELLBELOVED @ 9:09 pm


7.30 Tuesday Jan 20 2009

Wapping Project
The Boiler House, Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, Wapping Wall, London, E1W 3ST UK

The Hungarian poet and 2005 T.S. Eliot prize winner reads from his latest collection for Bloodaxe in this leftfield greenhouse space.



Filed under: events page, John Clare British Library — Tags: , , , , — SOPHIA WELLBELOVED @ 8:49 pm


Taking Liberties On Common Ground: An Afternoon of Stories, Songs and Music

Sunday, 25 January 2009
14:30 to 16:30

The British Library STB, London NW1 2DB

An afternoon of stories, songs and music exploring the life and times of poet John Clare within the context of the Enclosures Act. We see how the imposed grid of ownership on the countryside, which brought wealth to the landowners and the farmers, disenfranchised the poor and began the shift of the working class from the countryside to the factories of the Industrial Revolution. Giving insights into the folk traditions of the 18th century, evoking landscape and class structure, the narrative is punctuated by excerpts from Clare’s poetry, and from ballads of the time. Performed by two of Britain’s leading artists of their genres. Storyteller Hugh Lupton is a master wordsmith; Chris Wood is the leading folk musician of his generation. Together they weave a beguiling magic.

tickets £ 7.50

December 13, 2008



Kenneth Hart and Sander Zulauf

February 9, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
Warren County Community College,
475 Route 57 West, Washington, NJ

Free and open to the public.

A reading by Kenneth Hart and Sander Zulauf.


Zulauf’s new book of poems is entitled Where Time Goes (Dryad Press, 2008), recently selected as one of the best books of 2008 by Grace Cavalieri in The Montserrat Review. His previous books of poetry are Succasunna New Jersey (Breaking Point, 1987) and Living Waters (St Dunstan’s, 2005). He edits the Journal of New Jersey Poets at County College of Morris in Randolph. He was founding editor and edited the first ten volumes of the Index of American Periodical Verse (Scarecrow Press, Metuchen and London, 1973-1982). In 1999, he was named first Poet Laureate of the Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Newark.



Kenneth Hart’s book, Uh Oh Time, was selected as winner of the 2007 Anhinga Prize for Poetry. His poems have been published in Arts & Letters, North American Review, Mississippi Review, Barrow Street, The Bellingham Review, Paterson Literary Review, and Poet Lore, and his book reviews appear regularly in Journal of New Jersey Poets. He is the 2007 co-winner of the Allen Ginsberg Award, and the recipient of the 2008 editor’s prize for New Ohio Review.

Sponsored by Warren County Community College, supported by a grant from the Warren County Cultural and Heritage Commission

Info: (908) 835-9222



December 12, 2008



Poetry at Beinecke Library, Yale University
Spring 2009

Susan Howe and David Grubbs,
Poetry Reading & Musical Performance
Tuesday, February 10, 4:00 pm
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street
Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series
Contact: nancy.kuhl@yale.ed



G. E. Patterson
Poet, critic, and translator G. E. Patterson is the author of To and From and Tug, winner of the Minnesota Book Award. Patterson’s awards include fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, Cave Canem, the Djerassi Foundation, the MacDowell Colony, and the Minnesota State Arts Board. After living in the Northeast and on the West Coast, he now makes his home in Minnesota, where he teaches.



Jennifer Moxley,

will give

Poetry Readings
Thursday, April 23, 4:00 pm
Beinecke Library, 121 Wall Street
Yale Collection of American Literature Reading Series
Contact: nancy.kuhl@yale.edu

Jennifer Moxley is the author of four books of poetry: The Line, Often Capital, The Sense Record ; and Imagination Verses. Her memoir The Middle Room was published in 2007. She has translated two books by the French poet Jacqueline Risset, The Translation Begins and The Powers of Sleep. She is poetry editor of The Baffler, and contributing editor of The Poker. She works as an Associate Professor at the University of Maine.


December 11, 2008

The Guardian Poem Of The Week

Naomi Foyle Page



Poet Carol Rumens recently featured my poem ‘Your Summer Arm’ on her weekly blog for The Guardian.   Here is the poem, and should you wish to witness the gladitorial contest that ensued … the link is below …


Your Summer Arm


Was it an odd sort of cricket

climbing my oak dresser?  No ―                      

an emerald shield bug, you said,

watching as I tried to slide


a piece of A4 paper

beneath its crooked legs.

When a foot caught, and tore,

I thought we both might cry.




Where is grass to comfort that green?

Those sweet, young shoots

I slipped from their sheaths

and chewed with wobbly teeth?


Now, as we curl into bed,

outside in the whistling damp

the husk I dismembered today

begins to decay in the leaves.




This whirring of thoughts,

rustle of pages,

mean nothing to you



Your breathing is so quiet,

I’d hardly know you were there

if it wasn’t for the glowing limb

buried in my hair.



Ambit Christmas Reading Review

Naomi Foyle Page




Martin Bax

Back home from London, and the Ambit Christmas reading.   I know I’m a biased reviewer, but it was a great bash, with a full house at The Owl Bookshop, top notch poetry, and the wine freely flowing.  Martin Bax was in fine form, kitting his staff out with red roses on lapels and setting them the task of soliciting subscriptions to keep the magazine going, post-Olympics related Arts funding cuts. Ambit is ‘the magazine that thinks it’s a book’; it publishes poetry, short fiction and art, a feast for the mind and eye. 

I performed ‘Frau Dittmer’ which garnered compliments on the German accent – in fact I seem to be creating the impression that I speak German, which is another incentive to return to Berlin next year and work on my in fact extremely rudimentary grasp of the language …  I also read ‘Good Definition’, as part of the night’s spicy Christmas fare.  Peter Porter, in a beautifully modulated reading, took a savage swipe at poinsettias, while Alexis Lykiard read a poem inciting us all to surrealist action – spit on a priest today, kind reader…   I also enjoyed Judy Gagahan’s sequence of rather lovely football poems from her new collection. 

After the reading I met a few of the audience members, including David Kilburn who runs a tea museum in Japan, as well as an online international fiction magazine, and Professor Hovhanness Pilikian, an Armenian scholar and sculptor who is involved in the global peace movement.  I have included a few links below – hope you enjoy them, and have a very merry and poetic festive season!





December 9, 2008




StAnza ’09: 18-22 March, St Andrews
Tickets now on sale!

The only regular festival dedicated to poetry in Scotland, StAnza is international in outlook. Founded in 1998, it is held each March in St Andrews, Scotland’s oldest university town.

The festival is an opportunity to engage with a wide variety of poetry, to hear world class poets reading in exciting and atmospheric venues, to experience a range of performances where music, film, dance and poetry work in harmony, to view exhibitions linking poetry with visual art and to discover the part poetry has played in the lives of a diverse range of writers, musicians and media personalities.

The simple intention of StAnza is to celebrate poetry in all its many forms


http://www.stanzapoetry.org/ for more info

December 8, 2008


Filed under: SIMON JENNER PAGE — Tags: , — SOPHIA WELLBELOVED @ 6:21 pm

Simon Jenner Page



The Waterloo Press Editor will bring his words to this page soon … …


December 5, 2008

How To Buy Our Books!

Filed under: where to buy — Naomi Foyle @ 2:51 pm
Waterloo Press titles are available to browse and buy from our website:
We accept cheques in the post (address on the website) and are currently uploading paypal options.
Customers with pre-existing paypal accounts may pay online, depositing the book cost plus postage into the paypal account:
All books will be despatched on Fridays, once payment is received.
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