Endless Running Games by Poet Gareth Durasow. Collection Launch at Outlaws Yacht Club, Sunday 19th July, 2pm

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19/07/2015 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Outlaws Yacht Club

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Join the Leeds Big Bookend and Dog Horn Publishing to celebrate the launch of a new poetry collection: Endless Running Games by Gareth Durasow. Gareth will be reading from his collection and talking about the ideas that transformed it from a sheaf of loose paper into something altogether more “lyrical and innovative”. He will be joined by the editor of Endless Running Games, Adam Strickson, who will be reading from his own publications.

About the collection 

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Endless Running Games is poetry for the people who collected insects when they were kids and dreamt of becoming spies. It is for those who want the thrill of a whale hunt without getting sea in their boots. It will show you how to spot a replicant, how to stand toe-to-toe with Bruce Lee, how to find the sonnet in computer code and phishing spam.

These are poems for the console generation; poems for those of us with time to kill, and about those who killed in their spare time.

‘Lyrical and urgent, innovative but never just for novelty’s sake, Endless Running Games left me breathless – frequently at the back-lit, pixelated pace it maintains, but more often at its sheer quality.’  Mike Farren, The State of the Arts.

‘Gareth Durasow’s poetry is a massive act of hi-tech containment.’  Peter Philpott, Great Works

‘It is a joy to read such exuberance, variety and delicacy of language.’  Tim Atkins, Onedit 

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About Gareth Durasow

Gareth Durasow’s poetry has appeared in publications throughout the UK, Europe and the US. He has written for the award-winning theatre company Horizon Arts and has won prizes at Ilkley and Huddersfield literature festivals. Endless Running Games, is available from Dog Horn Publishing and Inpress. Copies will be available to buy on the night.

Gareth teaches English, ESOL and Creative Writing for Wakefield Adult Education Service. If you want to say hello, you can find him on Twitter @garethdurasow and at garethdurasow.blogspot.co.uk.

Doghorn_noir copyAbout Dog Horn Publishing

Dog Horn Publishing is dedicated to publishing the best in cutting edge literature. They publish bold voices and writing that takes risks. They are less concerned with genre than they are with defying convention, taking readers someplace new, and challenging the limits of what writing is and does.


IMG_7124About Adam Strickson

Adam Strickson is a poet, librettist, scriptwriter and director. For thirteen years he was director of Chol Theatre, the pioneering intercultural company based in Huddersfield, and led projects throughout the north of England and in Bangladesh. He has written plays for Oldham Coliseum, Peshkar Productions and an acclaimed trilogy for Burnley Youth Theatre. Two collections of his poetry have been published; An Indian Rug Surprised by Snow (Wrecking Ball, 2005) and Tear Up the Lace (Graft, 2011).