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News — 2020

BRILLIANT WRITER, FEMINIST, POET LEAH FRITZ HAS DIED

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Very sad news: the brilliant, insightful and acerbically witty writer, feminist thinker and poet, Leah Fritz, has died in London. She was beloved in our poetry community, and did so much for various charities and was a huge supporter of the Torriano Meeting House. Her poetry was published by Salmon in Ireland, among others. Her writing for the Village Voice, and work with Stokely Carmichael in the 1960s and 70s is important. I will put a poem of hers up soon. She was a significant writer and poet. Her work lives on. She is survived by her daughters Monica and...

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SALES ROLE AT BLACK SPRING/EYEWEAR

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SALES ROLE AT BLACK SPRING / Eyewear Publishing Group Job Description A small independent publishing group, founded in 1985, in central London is looking for a sales person to join their team of freelance experts. This will offer you an opportunity to manage the UK sales, develop and implement UK sales strategies. You will also help in maintaining and developing first class relationship with retailers, from indies to the major. The role can be part-time (20 hours a week) or more, and flexible hours are an option (with some working from home if required); remuneration ideally in a balance of...

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MAJOR SCOTTISH POET RODDY LUMSDEN HAS DIED

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The most playful, complex and witty Scottish poet of his generation, and arguably the most influential poetry figure in the UK of any poet under the age of 55 - as a mentor, tutor, teacher, editor, anthologist, polemicist, performer, and poet - Roddy Lumsden has died. A figure of seriousness and pop lightness (he loved music), his obsessive focus on language and formal invention made him a master of the contemporary British poem. A winner of numerous prizes and nominations, and published mainly by Bloodaxe, he yet somehow avoided ever becoming quite part of the poetry establishment, though he was...

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