Launched!

We had a fantastic Zoom launch of Issue 13 on Thursday, with over 100 participants at one point. Our readers were excellent, as were their poems. There was a thoughtful and interesting launch by Jane Robinson, and a beautiful reading of her work.

We’re very nearly sold out of copies, so thank you to all of those of you who have taken the trouble to support us. We can now have confidence in producing an Issue 14!

Countdown to Launch

We would like to thank everyone who has bought copies of Issue 13 before the launch – we are so grateful for your support. As of yesterday, there were only 37 copies left!

When we first decided to publish a physical rather than virtual version of the newspaper, we thought we would have to reduce the number of copies. Because of our pre-sales, we were able to go ahead with the usual run. We should have known we could rely on you, our loyal readers!

The Zoom details for the launch at 6.30, Thursday 23 July are:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7389013549
Meeting ID: 738 901 3549

More Launch Details

We have a great list of readers for the night from around the world – as well as Ireland, we have poets from India, The Netherlands, the UK, the USA and Norway. We’re really looking forward to seeing and hearing them on Zoom on Thursday at 6.30.

And we’re really looking forward to hearing the poems of our launcher Jane Robinson, who will be reading from her collection Journey to the Sleeping Whale along with other poems.

The Zoom details for the night are:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7389013549
Meeting ID: 738 901 3549

Simply click on the link and put in the ID and you’ll be with us!

Countdown to Launch of Issue 13

It’s an unusual launch, of course, but many of us have become used to this virtual world. And there is an advantage. For the first time we are able to welcome our contributors from abroad to this Zoom launch of Issue 13. More on that to come.

Here’s a preview of our front cover!

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Going to Print

Issue 13 is ready to be uploaded to Newspaper Club for printing!

We will be launching it on Zoom on 23 July at 6.30 pm, and are delighted to have award-winning poet Jane Robinson on board to read some of her wonderful poems and launch this edition of Skylight 47. More details coming soon!

We are excited to be publishing this issue, and are so gratified that you our readers are supporting us by pre-ordering online, giving us the confidence to go ahead with our usual number of copies.

We are, of course, still reliant on online sales, as we won’t be able to sell at our usual events.

Issue 13

For a while we weren’t sure whether to put together a print version of Issue 13, as we weren’t sure we would be able to sell it without a ‘proper’ launch and selling at events. But we’re going to do it! We hope you, our loyal readers, will buy copies online.

The difficulty is deciding how many to print. To help us with this decision, you can preorder here.

As usual we have new poems, a fabulous Masterclass, reviews and comment, plus great artwork.

Launch date to be announced soon.

Launch!

Issue 12 will be launched tomorrow, Sunday, 8 September, in The House Hotel, Galway City at 5PM by poet Emily Cullen. There will be music by cellist Nicola Geddes and violinist Nuala Ni Chanainn.

Readings will be from our wonderful contributors: poetry and, from our special supplement, prose.