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Interview _ Andrew Button

Andrew Button is from Market Bosworth and has had poems published in various magazines including Orbis , Staple , The Interpreter’s House , Iota and Ink, Sweat and Tears . His pamphlet, Dry Days in Wet Towns , was published in 2016 and a first full collection, Melted Cheese on the Cosmic Pizza in 2017 by erbacce press . In this interview, Andrew talks about his writing: When did you start writing? From the age of fourteen I always wanted to be a writer. The late Liverpool poet, Adrian Henri, was an early inspiration. He was invited to my school to encourage pupils to write and perform their poetry. From the ensuing workshop sessions, an anthology of our poems was published and presented at a performance evening for parents. I suppose I started writing seriously for magazine publication in my early twenties. Adrian Henri and a very supportive English teacher convinced me that I had a talent for writing poetry and it progressed from there. This is going to sound like the ster

East Midlands Poetry Library

The  East Midlands Poetry Library  is coming soon. Coordinated by groups and individuals that include  CivicLeicester ,  Conversations with Writers  and others, The Library will be like the National Poetry Library but based in Leicester in the UK. The Library will have a particular bias towards poets and poetry from or on or inspired by the  East Midlands . What you can do: ● If you have any suggestions on how we can make the library happen or if you have ideas on what the library can become, please email:  The Librarian . ● If you are you a poet, a publisher or a poetry events organiser based in the East Midlands, please get in touch, say hello, give us a wave. ● If you would like to be featured as part of The Library, please answer the questions  found here  and send your responses to us. (We will feature your responses on Conversations with Writers initially, and include the responses in East Midlands Poetry Library materials once The Library is up and running.)