On a muggy night in Soho


On Monday gorse launched the first of their gorse editions, a poetry collection, Subcritical Tests, by Ailbhe Darcy and Stephen J Fowler,  in the basement of The Sun and Thirteen Cantons, in Soho, London.

As a precursor to the launch there was a short showcase of gorse with readings from three writers who have been published in the journal, myself, Niven Govinden and Susana Medina.

Colm gorse London reading

It was a really enjoyable evening, and it was great to see so many people come out for a literary event on a Monday night, especially an event organised by a journal who had never held an event in London before.

I’m always delighted to be a small part of anything gorse does, and especially at the launch of their first book, and a very beautiful book it is too.

My reading was recorded, and can be watched here.

I hope you like it.

Reading in London with gorse

This coming Monday, 10th July, gorse will be launching Subcritical Tests their first poetry collection, by Ailbhe Darcy and SJ Fowler.

As part of the launch there will be a short showcase of writers who have appeared in gorse and I’m really proud to have been asked to read.

If any of you are in London on Monday do please drop by, listen to the readings, have a good time, and maybe buy a book.

A Monday night in a bar in Soho, what could possibly go wrong!!

gorse London launch

(and as a quick note, the notice for the event is a great opportunity to see all of the gorse covers in one place, all designed by the brilliant Niall McCormack, aren’t they superb!!)