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Some Roast Poet is a new poetry journal, chapbook, magazine, call it what you will. It features work from Tim Allen, Richard Barrett, Sally Barrett, Carol Batton, Michael Conley, Joe Darlington, Steve Hanson, Robert Galeta, Ágnes Lehóczky, Janet Rogerson, Adrian Slatcher, Scott Thurston and Steven Waling. It will come out roughly bi-annually.

Its remit is to cover the Manchester scene and thereabouts, plus honorary affiliates and people passing through the city reading. It will be a slow snapshot of Manchester poetry in its time.

The Launch of Some Roast Poet issue 1 will be on October 27, 2018 at Dulcimer in Chorlton, in Manchester. This will be a triple launch, of Sally Barrett’s Mid Life Crisis ‘zine, of Richard Barrett and Steve Hanson’s The Acts (Dostoyevsky Wannabe) and Some Roast Poet. Copies will be on sale here for the first time, for £2.

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