Some readers may already have heard that independent poetry press Salt Publishing has been going through some pretty nasty financial difficulties of late. They have started a campaign to save their business, spearheaded by this irreverent YouTube viral.
It’s difficult to exaggerate the impact that Salt has made on UK (and to a lesser extent US and Australian) poetry. Their demise would leave an impossible hole to fill. So please go and buy some books at their website to keep them afloat. One book at a time, right?
The good news, from my perspective at least, is that my debut collection How To Build A City is still on course. A little delay, which means that the Brighton launch has had to shift a week forward, that’s all. June 8th is the date.
In the midst of their crisis, Salt director and genuine web guru Chris Hamilton-Emery has still managed to “soft launch” a new feature of their website, the Salt writers pages. This is mine.
OK, enough about me. Go and buy some books.