DOUBLE BOOK LAUNCH: Journeys Across Breath by Stephen Watts & The Resting Acrobats by Mau Baiocco, 7–9pm, Friday 20 January 2023

Join Good Press, Prototype and Monitor Books for the Glasgow launches of Journeys Across Breath by Stephen Watts (Prototype) and The Resting Acrobats by Mau Baiocco (Monitor).

Journeys Across Breath is the first volume of collected poems from Stephen Watts. Gathering all of Watts’ published works between 1975 and 2005 – as well as a number of unpublished pieces appearing here for the very first time – this collection is a journey through the life and eyes of a remarkable writer of people and place. Watts’ poetry charts familial histories, friendships, and encounters, set in both remote, rural landscapes across Europe and the changing, urban environs of East London, where Watts has spent much of his life.

The Resting Acrobats is the latest collection of poems from Mau Baiocco. An imaginative exercise in the elasticity of ekphrasis, The Resting Acrobats launches, bounces and leaps through lyric space. The poems are shifting and iridescent town squares created for the voices of those in injustice: fuel shortages, impoverished thirst, broken utopias – those who lack are given abundance in Mau Baiocco’s kaleidoscopic cosmogony of hope

Free but ticketed. Book here!