Issue nine launch do

The reason we had the launch

Photo by Catherine Mottram (CC BY 2.0)

Issue nine was welcomed into the world on Sunday the 27th at The Albion Beatnik in Oxford. This is the second time we’ve had a launch at the Beatnik, and the night served as a reminder of why it remains one of our favourite venues.

Poets' corner

Photo by Catherine Mottram (CC BY 2.0)

We were lucky enough to have four readings over the course of an evening punctuated with interesting people, wine and — perhaps most importantly — cake. Mark Poole read a section from his issue nine story ‘Ham, Egg and Chips’, a tale of what happens when the habits of one man’s life are disrupted. Oxford-based Canadian poet Stephanie Young, despite the uncooperative weather, followed this with a selection of snow-related poetry from her collection Both Boys Climb Trees They Can’t Climb Down.

Stephen Beechinor

Photo by Catherine Mottram (CC BY 2.0)

After a cake/wine break, Stephen Beechinor performed his story ‘Realm of the meek’, also from the new issue. And perform is definitely the word. We’re working on getting a recording so more people can hear what we heard that night. Proceedings were ably brought to a close with poetry from April Pierce, a California native reading English at Oxford. April is also the chair of the University’s Poetry Society, who run many poetry events of their own in the city.

My thanks to everyone who came out to make it such a great night.  You can see more of Catherine’s photos from the launch over here.

— Euan

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  1. Pingback: Issue 11 launch | Structo magazine blog

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