Nov 212019

Twenty-four poems for Advent

Reflections on endings of years and of relationships, on lives lived, on beginnings, anxieties, hopes, and an uncertain future – with a dash of humour thrown in!

Sue Vickerman will be signing copies of Adventus at
The Shambles, Market Place, Settle
Saturday 30th November from 4pm until the Christmas lights switch-on at 5pm
A free pop-in event!

‘Adventus’ – a murder at Christmas, a slash of red dissolving in an illusion of snow; the poet a wandering Orlando figure with a tsunamic sense of insecurity
The Yorkshire Times

Nov 012019

Jean will be launching her new collection ‘Speak to the Earth‘ at the Quaker Meeting House, Settle on Friday 8th November at 7.30.

These are searching, restless poems, haunted by both darkness and light, by how we damage the earth and how we are forever connected to it.  Their yearning for what is tender within us as well as what is wild is both a surprise and a delight.
Kim Moore

Persuasive and deeply moving
The Yorkshire Times

For Jean Stevens, love, grief, elegy, longing are insuperable states of mind, as natural as the taking of measured breaths

Stevens’ relationship with landscape is existentially-charged, and in Speak to the Earth – a message of love and nourishment to the visible universe – she offers a fitting libation to a natural world which continues to give her comfort in times of retreat and contemplation.
Steve Whitaker

Oct 012019

Suki’s manager and minder, Sue Vickerman, and Bel the photographer’s assistant, Mike Kilyon, are organising a number of events in Settle, North Yorkshire, UK in October 2019 to celebrate the culmination of the Suki Project. These events were part of the Three Peaks Arts trail.

There is much to celebrate

  • Suki’s blog and all the discussions on it –
  • Suki’s autobiographical trilogy; A Small Life, Two Small Lives and True Life Nude (the latter two parts published by Naked Eye
  • two poetry collections; Kunst and Thin Bones Like Wishbones
  • online publication of the trilogy in serialised form
  • video shorts based on each book in the trilogy
  • the Life Room project; a series of video shorts of artists and art rooms where Suki has modelled
  • and of course all the art work produced by the innumerable artists who have been inspired by Suki.

More information can be found on Suki’s website here.

Oct 272018

On 3rd November at The Corner in Settle, Naked Eye poet Sue Vickerman together with Mike Barlow, Jane Routh & John Killick will be reading alongside Gemma Reid who is launching My Black Glove.

Oct 092018

David Pendleton is delighted to be opening series lunchtime sporting lectures at the Record Cafe, North Parade, Bradford.

Have a pint, lunch and listen to some talks about our sporting and social history.

Dave will be launching his new Naked Eye published book Kick-off and chatting about how trams helped facilitate Bradford league cricket.

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We are so pleased to announce that David Pendleton will be discussing Women and Sport with Philippa Velija at Ilkley Literature Festival on Sunday 7th October, and talking about his new Naked Eye book Kick-off.

Jul 102018

Sue Vickerman (second right) and Jamie Osborn (second left) with other participants at a Poetry Translation Centre workshop in London. (They can be identified as having the similar coloured, distinctive hair!)

We hope to be publishing poetry translations by Sue and Jamie in the not too distant future.

Jun 282018

Jean Steven talking about her poetry and people who influenced her to write, at Settle Library.

Jun 272018

Jean Stevens and Sue Vickerman had a very successful poetry reading on Saturday at Keighley Library. There was a lovely and very appreciative audience.

” We loved Sue and Jean’s poems – it was a brilliant way to spend a Saturday afternoon. “