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Telltale Press & Friends reading, Lewes Arms, Lewes 19th October at 8.00pm

In a word: unmissable. We’ve managed to assemble another exciting line-up for our series of Telltale Press & Friends readings in Lewes.

Judy Brown’s brilliant new book Crowd Sensations is a Poetry Book Society recommendation. Jess Mookherjee’s spanking new Telltale pamphlet The Swell is already causing a sensation. Michaela Ridgway needs little introduction in Sussex, beinga leading light in Brighton’s poetry firmament as well as hosting the Pighog evenings. Telltale’s Siegfried Baber (When Love Came To The Cartoon Kid)  is, of course, one of the most promising poets under 30 in the country.

This is a must-see event in Lewes. It’s free too. (Though if you do donate something into the Telltale coffers we won’t object.)




Jess Mookherjee launches ‘The Swell’ 5th October, Pitcher & Piano, Tunbridge Wells

Glory and trumpets! Telltale officially launches Jess Mookherjee’s pamphlet The Swell at 7.00pm at the Pitcher & Piano in Tunbridge Wells on 5th October. 

I say ‘officially’ because The Swell went on sale at the Poetry Book Fair. I have to tell you this fabulous pamphlet sold like piping hot cakes. Why? Because it is absolutely excellent. So if you missed the fair, and want to lap up a Jess Mookherjee reading and buy her pamphlet come to Tunbridge Wells on 5th October. Plus, later in October, there will be another Telltale & Friends reading in Lewes, which will also feature Jess and stellar guests we are busily confining as I type.

As ever the Book Fair itself was an unmissable opportunity to hear some amazing readings (my favourite was Judy Brown whose book Crowd Sensations is a stunner) get an overview of the UK’s thriving poetry scene, and bump into loads of old poetry  muckers. Later Jess, Sarah and Peter also represented Telltale by giving a quick reading in the Square Pig & Pen pub nearby.

A few snaps from the day.



A poet and her editor: Jess Mookherjee and Sarah Barnsley with The Swell.


Jess selling another copy of her marvellous pamphlet The Swell. Next to her is Jeremy Page of The Frogmore Press who shared a stand with us again this year.


Sarah Barnsley and Peter Kenny get slightly too excited on the Telltale Press stand.