We had a great evening at the Sheffield Launch of Matter magazine, issue 9, in Blackwells (by Hallam University). The magazine is perhaps the best issue of Matter yet (I’m not biased, of course). There’ll be a London launch on Thursday, October 29 as part of Sheffield Hallam’s London Showcase at the Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9BX at 6.30pm. Unfortunately I won’t be able to read there, though my two poems went down pretty well in the Sheffield show.

There are photos of the evening, including one of yours truly, at: http://www.makingwritingmatter.co.uk/news.php You can also find out how to buy the mag (and so read my two pieces). There are also some brilliant poems by Ruby Robinson, Fay Musselwhite, Angelina Ayers, Helen Cadbury and Lou Wilford; and stories by Helen, Kate Hainsworth, Marian Iseard, Susan Clegg, Rebecca Swirsky and Kate Mitchell. Also included are works by guest authors of repute: Alison MacLeod, Adam Marek, Maurice Riordan, Julia Copus and Tim Turnbull.