I'm a recent graduate, writer and poet living and working in Kingston Upon Thames
If you think you don't like poetry, there's a good chance you're wrong. There will most likely be a poem out there that describes exactly what you're feeling at the moment, and what better way to find that poem than to come to a pop-up book shop in the beautiful Portobello Road in London's Notting Hill!
Starting from today Eyewear Publishing, an indie poetry publisher, are teaming up with CB Editions to open a pop-up shop to sell an array of poetry books from many different writers and publishers such as Arc Publications, Five Leaves Publishing, Flipped Eye Publishing and others.
It doesn't end there. This week will also be packed full of readings from established poets from all corners of the world supported by these publishers. Today, poet Mark Ford will be reading, followed by Laura Del Rivo, Steven Fowler, Leah Fritz, Harry Man, Andrew Motion, Christopher Reid, Cathi Unsworth, Tamar Yoseloff and others. That's a lot of poets and a hell of a lot of poetry books.
If you're in London for the day, go and take a look at this pop-up shop, you've only got a week and who knows, you might just find a poem that changes your life a little bit.
The shop is located at 201 Portobello Road, London, W11 1LU and is open from Monday 1st July- Sunday 7th, hours vary from 11am open to 6pm close. For more details on poetry readings throughout this week, check out the Eyewear Publishing Facebook page.