Friday, June 16, 2006

Salt Publishing: new poetry collection for 2006

Great news! This week I signed with Salt Publishing in Cambridge for the publication of my second full-length collection of poetry, entitled Boudicca & Co., which is more or less ready to rock'n'roll and should be out on the shelves by late 2006. This is me pictured in Cambridge a few weeks ago with head honcho for the British side of operations at Salt Publishing, Chris Hamilton-Emery - whose poem 'Salt' I published in my magazine 'Blade' about ten years ago ...

As the title suggests, my second collection contains a long sequence of poems written in the voice of Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni, plus the best individual poems from the past nine years. Many of the poems included in this collection, however, were written over the past twelve months and reflect new changes in style and direction.

You can find my first poetry collection The Brief History of a Disreputable Woman, on the Bloodaxe Books site.

As the launch date approaches, I shall keep you updated about readings, performances and one-legged spoon races. And if you'd like to book me for a poetry event either later this year or in 2007, you can find all the right information and contact details for that on my Jane Holland website.

5 comments:

Jacob said...

Congrats... ;)

Leeloo said...

Well done! Congratulations!! I'm delighted for you.

Jane Holland said...

Thanks for that, Jacob and Leeloo! In this new poetry collection, I shall endeavour to live up to my own reputation. Not sure quite what that is, but I should imagine it's easily attainable ...

Aren't blogs fun?!

Jane

Katy Evans-Bush said...

Jane, congrats and wonderful news! Late to the party, I was wondering how that lunch had gone... I should think this partnership will be of MUTUAL advantage to you and Salt! I can't wait to see it.

Jane Holland said...

Thanks, Katy. I don't know what, if anything, Chris is planning for the launch but I expect there will be some kind of London reading somewhere in the mix this autumn/winter.

Hopefully see you there?

The cover of BOUDICCA & CO. is just soooo groovy and contemporary, I'm very pleased with it indeed!

J x