Carcanet poet Richard Price will be reading alongside John Barnie and Nicholas Murray from 6.30-8.30pm next Wednesday at the Swedenborg Hall, 20 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1 (nearest tube: Holborn or Tottenham Court Road). This event celebrates the relaunch of the Welsh poetry pamphlet imprint Rack Press, with the publication of three new pamphlets: The Green Buoy by John Barnie, Lute Variations by the sixteenth century French poet Louise Labé, with a range of English “improvisations” of two of her sonnets by Richard Price, and a longer collection, The Narrators, by Nicholas Murray.
Richard Price's first full collection, Lucky Day, was shortlisted for both the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Whitbread Prize for Poetry. The youngest of the Informationist group of poets, Scottish-born Price founded the magazines associated with them, Gairfish and Southfields. He is also the co-founder of Vennel Press, the imprint which brought many of the earlier Informationist collections to a wider audience.