This month Something Rhymed eavesdrops on a conversation between poets Joolz Sparkes and Hilaire, who let us in on the friendship behind their jointly published poetry collection with Holland Park Press. The culmination of five years’ research and development, part-funded by Arts Council England, London Undercurrents explores the hidden histories of London’s unsung heroines north […]

via Joolz Sparkes and Hilaire — Something Rhymed

Thank you 2019!

What a whirlwind of a year it has been for London Undercurrents. Since publication day of our book in March, our feet have barely touched the ground – from the launch, to readings, book signings, being interviewed on London LIVE TV, featuring at ArchWay With Words and many more adventures besides.

A big, big thank you to everyone who bought our book. A massive thank you to Holland Park Press for believing in us and publishing our book in the first place. A big thank you to everyone who attended our readings, and to those who were vocal in their support – the Tweeters, the Facebook posters and bloggers. Thank you to the reviewers who took time to read our book, and wrote such amazing articles about our work. Thank you to poetry lovers and newbies to poetry. Thank you to our families, and to our friends. In a world gone mad and deeply distressing – thank you to the beacons of hope who believe in the power of words.

May all your 2020s be merry and bright.


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