London Poetry Pearl: Poetry Anthology Celebrating the 5th Year of London Poetry Festival 2009
Munayem Mayenin
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London Poetry Pearl: Poetry Anthology Celebrating the 5th Year of London Poetry Festival 2009

London Poetry Pearl Life's London Poetry Elleesium, a poetry anthology publishing 64 poets in celebration
of London Poetry Festival's (2009) 5th year ( 5th Festival August 7-10), has been released, published by
Imsonium Books.

London Poetry Pearl Life's London Poetry Elleesium, a poetry anthology publishing 64 poets in celebration
of London Poetry Festival's (2009) 5th year ( 5th Festival August 7-10), has been released, published by
Imsonium Books.

London Poetry Pearl Life's London Poetry Elleesium
ISBN: 978-1-4092-9307-1
Editor: Munayem Mayenin
http:// www.munayemmayenin.co.uk
Published by: Imsonium Books
http:// www.imsoniumbooks.com
Pages: 180
Poets: 64 Poets published in the Anthology
Price: £14.95
Can be purchased online

From
http:// www.imsoniumbooks.com

Or
http:// www.londonpoetryfestival.com

London Poetry Pearl Life's London Poetry Elleesium Anthology is published in Celebration of the 5th
Anniversary of London Poetry Festival 2009 and to raise funding for the Festival. Imsonium Books (or the
Anthology Editor) will not take any money off the sales of this Anthology. 50% of all the profits made will
go to the poets and 50% will go to the Festival.

Published poets include the five Poets in Residence at the 5th London Poetry Festival 2009

Aiko Harman
Bryan Oliver
Christian Ward
Rebecca Atherton
Tony Fernandez

The 5th Festival is taking place in August 7, 8, 9 & 10 at Waterloo St John's Church, Waterloo Road,
London SE1 from 7:30 p.m till 10:30 p.m.

Poets published

Katherine Michaud
Philip Ruthen
Malgorzata Kitowski
Briony Dennis
Claire Askew
Sharon Harriott
Aiko Harman
Bryan Oliver
Christian Ward
Rebecca Atherton
Tony Fernandez
Adam Horovitz
Mary Ann Lily
Isabel White
Tricia Peak
Holly New
Naomi Woddis
Laura Abrar
Rachel Finn
Kerri Ní Dochartaigh
Laura Bartholomew
Michelle Sheree
Alex Williamson
Cheryl Campbell
Kathleen Van Geete
Christopher Pandolfo
C R Ventura
Lorelli Mojica
Simon Leyland
Philip Burton
Laura Solomon (New Zealand )
Patricia Lesley
Winston Harry Plowes
Camila Fiori
Dan Littauer
Annabel Banks
Hermione Fricker
Andrew Boobier
Simone Zanin (Italy)
Natalie Williams
Carol Falaki
Denise Woodhouse
Susan Tepper (America)
Stanislava Stanoeva (Bulgaria)
Chris Lindores
Richard Deakin
Mila Ramos (Spain)
Translated from Spanish Originals by Dr Natalia Carbajosa
Juli Jeana
Natalia Carbajosa (Spain)
Michael Horovitz
Michael Brown (America)
V.J.Horsman
Pat Tiger
Dorrie Johnson
Umut Kandemir
Joseph Morris
Tomás Sánchez Santiago (Spain)
Translation from Spanish originals: Dr Natalia Carbajosa
Larry Jaffe ( America)
Angela J Elliott
Gracia Iglesias (Spain)
Translated from the Spanish Originals by Dr Natalia Carbajosa
Laura Warnes
Jeremy Payne

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5th London Poetry Festival 2009 (August 7-10) welcomes five brilliant new Poets in Residence
Munayem Mayenin
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The London Poetry Festival 2009 -- a four-day showcase of contemporary poetry from the UK and beyond -- is celebrating its fifth year, and 2009 promises to be the biggest and best event yet. With a brand new team behind it, the Festival is playing host to talented young poets like Matt Merritt, Sam Meekings and Simon Freedman, Adam Horovitz, as well as experienced poets like Michael Horovitz and putting on four nights of fantastic literary and musical entertainment from 7th - 10th August.

As always, the London Poetry Festival has also offered five poetry residencies to poets whose works have caught the eyes of the new team. Previous Poets in Residence include Tom Chivers, Luke Wright and Philip Ruthen among many others, and this year's quintet represents an exciting mix of poetic styles and ideologies. The 2009 Poets in Residence are Aiko Harman, Rebecca Atherton, Bryan Oliver, Christian Ward and Tony Fernandez.

Aiko Harman

Aiko Harman is currently studying for an MSc in Creative Writing at the University of Edinburgh. She has a degree in Creative Writing and Mass Communications Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. Aiko was Poet in Residence at Poets' Letter in March/April 2009, and her work has also appeared in Anon, Dash Literary Journal and The Glasgow Review. Her first name means 'love' in Japanese and her first love is poetry.

Rebecca Atherton

The editor of literary arts magazine Inside Out, Rebecca Atherton spends her life surrounded by words. She is currently hard at work on her third novel, and penning poems. Formerly a web designer, Rebecca has been deputy editor of two magazines (CityLife & Poets' Letter), contributed editorial services to many others, written two and a half novels, numerous short stories and over a hundred poems, thinking of little else throughout but writing and the literary world. She founded Inside Out a little over two years ago. Her work has been published in magazines, anthologies and online.

Bryan Oliver

Bryan Oliver is a writer, actor and director. He has had plays produced by the BBC and Radio Telefis (Ireland) and many plays performed on the London Fringe with several touring the country. He won the Festival du Cinéma de Paris best actor award in 2007. He is currently resident writer with Utopia Arts and also writes for and directs The Poetry Show.

Christian Ward

Christian Ward's poetry has appeared in Iota, Other Poetry, The Warwick Review, Poetry Wales and The Kenyon Review. He was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2007 and was shortlisted for the 2007 Plough Prize. He was shortlisted for an Eric Gregory award this year. He has had several pamphlets published; most recently, Bone Transmissions, from US-based Maverick Duck Press (March 2009). He hopes to eventually have a full length collection of poetry published.

Tony Fernandez

Tony Fernandez writes poetry, plays, proverbs on personal development and children's stories, and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Lagos, Nigeria in English and World Literature. He published his first book, "The Beauty in the Dark" (a collection of poetrywhich received critical acclamation in many circles around the world), in 1999, and he is currently in the process of writing his third book which is likely to be published this year. He is the Editor for Africa Awakening Online and several of his poems can be found on The Africa Awakening Online Website.

The London Poetry Festival runs from Friday 7th to Monday 10th August, 7.30pm - 10.30pm each evening. The venue is Waterloo St John's Church, Waterloo, SE1. For more information contact any of us at the Festival Team:

Featival Team:

Festival Residency and Education Director: Claire Askew
claire.askew@londonpoetryfestival.com /claire@onenightstanzas.com

http://www.readthismagazine.co.uk

Festival Public Relations Director: Sharon Harriott
sharon.harriott@londonpoetryfestival.com

http://www.londonpoetryfestival.com/SharonHarriott.htm


Festival Director: Munayem Mayenin
contact@londonpoetryfestival.com

http://www.munayemmayenin.co.uk

Thank you

Claire Askew

Residency and Education Director
http://www.londonpoetryfestival.com


Editor in Chief
Read This Magazine
www.readthismagazine.co.uk


http://www.londonpoetryfestival.com



The 5th London Poetry Festival 2009: August 7, 8, 9 & 10
Munayem Mayenin
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London Poetry Festival: London and Life is the Elleesium
( Not for profit national festival)

5th London Poetry Festival 2009

August 7, 8, 9 & 10: Friday-Monday Evenings
7:30-10:30 p.m

A celebration in four evenings of English poetry and poetre performances as well as live music. 

Waterloo St John's Church
Waterloo Road
London SE1

(Nearest Tube: Waterloo) 

Festival Website

http://www.londonpoetryfestival.com 

Festival Blog

http://londonpoetryfestival.blogspot.com

Festival on Twitter:

 http://www.twitter.com/londonpoetfest

 

Featival Team: 

Festival Residency and Education Director: Claire Askew.

claire.askew@londonpoetryfestival.com

http://www.readthismagazine.co.uk

 

Festival Public Relations Director: Sharon Harriott: sharon.harriott@londonpoetryfestival.com

 

Festival Director: Munayem Mayenin

contact@londonpoetryfestival.com

http://www.munayemmayenin.co.uk

http://www.poetsltter.com

http://www.imsoniumbooks.com

Tele: 07526 630 850

 

Poets in Residence at the 5th Festival 2009

This year's Festival, as usual, has five Poets in Residence who are going to be the Festival's Signature Presentation in all the four evenings. Their poetry can be read on the Festival website. 

The Poets in Residence are: Aiko Harman, Bryan Oliver, Christian Ward, Rebecca Atherton and Tony Fernandez 

Tickets

Full Price: £5.00

Concession: £3.00

Special Offers:

Tickets for all Four Evenings: £15.00

Tickets for Saturday and Sunday Evenings: £8.00

( Concessionary Tickets: Students, those not working, Members of the Poetry Society, Users of the National Poetry Library, Members of the Society of Authors, Members of the English PEN and members of London Poetry Festival Facebook Group and The National English Poetre Facebook Group. No two offers can be taken together.)

Tickets can be purchased online from the Festival website or at the Festival.

 Volunteering 

The Festival welcomes volunteers to work at the Festival. Enquiries should be sent to contact@londonpoetryfestival.com

Reading Opportunities at the Festival 

Poets can read at the Festival and everyone is invited and welcome to join in. There is no payment for reading. Poets, performers and musicians and the volunteers do it for the love of the craft. Published and well experienced poets can read. Please send an email if you would like to read. 

Young and emerging poets who have not got published much and have not had much reading experiences are offered the opportunity to read at the Open Mic Session. But these slots are given out beforehand. Those who would like to read at the Open Mic Session should send a poem and they will be notified whether they will be reading at the Festival. 

Music 

There’s live music at the Festival on every evenings. The Singers/musicians or bands who would like to perform at the festival should contact us beforehand. Again, it is all for the love of the craft. There is no payment. 

Poets from abroad 

Poets travelling in the UK and would like to join us are welcome. They should contact us beforehand as spaces are limited. Again, there is no payment for performances.  

Poetry Anthology 2009: London Poetry Pearl: London and Life is the Elleesium 

To celebrate its 5th year this year London Poetry Festival is publishing an Anthology of Poetry: London Poetry Pearl: London and Life is the Elleesium. Submissions are FREE and the deadline to submit is: July 12. London Poetry Pearl will be published and available at the Festival for people to buy.  

Media Passes 

Media Passes are issued to bona fide media and press outlets. Should you require Media Passes please contact us beforehand. National media and press agencies may get FREE Tickets for the Festival should they like to support us promote the Festival. Please contact us.  

Photos of the Festival 

Should you need any photos of the past festival and or the Poets in Residence please contact us.
People may begin gathering from seven but the Festival will start at about 7:30 p.m and finish by 10:30 p.m. That's the time for all the four evening events.

Please spread the word as the Festival needs as much support as it can get in terms of promoting the events. People who are on Facebook can join London Poetry Festival Group.

Please do not hesitate to contact any of us should you need further information.

Thank you
 

Sharon Harriott

Festival Public Relations Director

London Poetry Festival

Where London and Life is the Elleesium

http://www.londonpoetryfestival.com









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