The best of Apples & Snakes Edited by Maja Prausnitz

Velocity is an anthology of previously unpublished work by some of the finest contemporary writers, all of whom have performed for acclaimed spoken word promoters Apples & Snakes. Published to coincide with the 21st birthday of Apples & Snakes, Velocity runs the gauntlet of literary possibilities, including poetry, short stories, non-fiction, artwork and anecdotes.
Featuring more than one hundred artists, including:

Dannie Abse
John Agard
Patience Agbabi
Steve Aylett
Francesca Beard
Valerie Bloom
Jean 'Binta' Breeze
Dana Bryant
Billy Childish
John Cooper Clarke
Merle Collins
Fred D’Aguiar
Joolz Denby
Michael Donaghy
Claire Dowie
Stella Duffy
Bernardine Evaristo
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Ruth Forman
Mat Fraser
Salena Saliva Godden
John Hegley
Kazuko Hohki
Michael Horovitz
Mahmood Jamal
Jackie Kay
Mimi Khalvati
Mike Ladd
Fran Landesman
Liz Lochhead
Jared Louche
Stacy Makishi
Roger McGough
Adrian Mitchell
Patrick Neate
Grace Nichols
Owen O’Neill
Brian Patten
Michèle Roberts
Michael Rosen
Jacob Ross
Sapphire
Sharrif Simmons
Lemn Sissay
SuAndi
Greg Tate
Curtis Walker
Ann Ziety

'Apples & Snakes has made an enormous contribution to the broadening of the audience for poetry whilst providing a much-needed platform for new voices.'
Linton Kwesi Johnson

Paperback 320pp, ISBN 0 948238 28 3; £9.95