Aldeburgh in Suffolk was the setting for the East Anglia launch of Port, our new anthology of ‘words from the edge of land’.
We were delighted to be invited to launch the book at the Poetry in Aldeburgh festival, and to share our launch event with Coast to Coast to Coast, whose special Aldeburgh edition also launched at the festival.
The launch was held at a brimful Peter Pears Gallery and was followed by the festival’s official launch party. After an introduction from Port’s editors, readings from the anthology came from contributing poets Caroline Gill, Rosemary Appleton and Julie Hogg.
The second half of the event saw 18 contributors from Coast to Coast to Coast perform their poetry, introduced by Maria Isakova Bennett.
Together, the readings took the audience to ports, harbours and coastal locations all around the UK and beyond, with Aldeburgh itself – looking out onto the North Sea – making a perfect backdrop for some beautiful and thought-provoking words.
Thanks to our readers, Caroline, Rosemary and Julie, and to Maria and her readers, and to everyone who came to this first launch event for Port.
Port is available from our online shop, or to order from your local independent bookshop.