Book Launch at HMI

I’m having a book launch event in Leeds on October 17th with Ian Duhig, Michael Stewart, Steve Ely & Dai Parsons. Please come along & spread the word:

Dark Corners of the Land

Henry Moore Institute

74 The Headrow



Wednesday 17th October 2012. 6.30pm-7.50pm. Free entry.

Join poet Adelle Stripe & special guests Ian Duhig, Michael Stewart, Steve Ely and Dai Parsons to celebrate the launch of her new poetry collection Dark Corners of the Land. Published by Blackheath Books, this limited edition book of confessional poems explores rural life, strange deaths, hunting, farming and hedonism set against the backdrop of the small Yorkshire town where she grew up. You can buy copies of the book direct from Blackheath via this link.


Ian Duhig has won the National Poetry Competition twice, and in 1994 was named as one of the Poetry Society’s ‘New Generation’ Poets. He worked for 15 years with homeless people and has published several poetry collections. He has won the Forward Best Poem Prize and has been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize three times. His most recent book Pandorama contains a series of elegies for David Oluwale, subject of the current Oluwale Memorial Campaign in Leeds.


Michael Stewart is an award winning novelist, playwright and poet whose debut novel King Crow was awarded the Guardian’s Not the Booker Prize in 2011 – and has been selected by David Peace as a recommended read for World Book Night. He is the Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Huddersfield, where he is the Director of the Huddersfield Literature Festival and the Editor of Grist Books. He will read from his new poetry collection Couples.


West Riding poet Steve Ely has appeared in The Morning Star, The Stinging Fly, and Countryman’s Weekly. His poem Objective One won the Raise Your Banners political poetry competition in 2009. Ely’s debut novel about pest controllers, Ratmen, was published by Blackheath Books in 2012. A new collection of poems, Oswald’s Book of Hours, is due next year on Smokestack Books.


Dai Parsons was born and raised in South Wales but now lives in York. He works as a community psychiatric nurse for a busy crisis team and is a graduate from Manchester University’s Creative Writing MA Programme. His short stories and poetry are published via Skev Press.


Adelle Stripe is a founding member of the Brutalist Poets and lives in Mytholmroyd. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Stool Pigeon, The Times, and Caught by the River. She has released three poetry collections on Blackheath Books, and won ‘Poetry Book of the Year 2009’ at the 3:AM Magazine Awards.


The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds is known internationally for its wide-ranging programme of sculpture exhibitions and research. It is part of the Henry Moore Foundation which was set up by the artist in 1977 to encourage appreciation of the visual arts, especially sculpture. Current exhibitions include Sarah Lucas: Ordinary Things, Helen Chadwick: Wreaths to Pleasure, and Sturtevant: Duchamp Bicycle Wheel (1969-1973). The Research Library and Galleries are open until 8pm on Wednesday evenings.


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