Locust and Marlin London Launch

We had such a gorgeous time in London last week for the first Locust and Marlin launch. It all went very smoothly, and we even had time for tea and cake at the London Review of Books cafe and a quick visit to the a British Museum before we hopped back on the train.

It was great to see some dear old friends and to make some new ones, to hear the beautiful poems of Alasdair Paterson who was also launching his new book, Elsewhere or Thereabouts, and to see my publisher, Tony Frazer.

Can’t wait for the Edinburgh launch now! And before that two other readings coming up, details below. Hope to see you soon.

The Sutton Gallery Reading, 10 March, 7pm, featuring Ron Silliman, nick-e melville / Anne Laure Coxam, and JL Williams


Magma Launch, Blind Poet, 12 March, 7pm for 7.30pm (I’ll be there a little later as I’m hoping to pop into Stewart Conn’s PAS launch event first).



Categorized as Poetry

By jlwpoetry

Books by JL Williams include Condition of Fire (Shearsman, 2011), Locust and Marlin (Shearsman, 2014), Our Real Red Selves (Vagabond Poets, 2015) and House of the Tragic Poet (If A Leaf Falls Press, 2016). A collection exploring the fine line between abundance and apocalypse, After Economy, was published by Shearsman Books in May 2017. She is interested in expanding dialogues through writing across languages, perspectives and cultures and in multimodal and cross-form work, visual art, dance, opera and theatre. Published widely in journals, her poetry has been translated into numerous languages. She has read at international literature festivals and venues in the UK, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, Turkey, Cyprus, Canada, Hungary, Romania, Montenegro and the US. She wrote the libretto for a new opera, Snow, was Writer-in-Residence for the British Art Show 8 in Edinburgh and plays in the poetry and music band Hail of Bright Stones.

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