Online Live Event: National Poetry Day 2021

A online live poetry event, featuring Khairani Barokka, Cynthia Miller and Caleb Parkin, hosted by Gregory Leadbetter, presented in partnership with Nine Arches Press, to celebrate National Poetry Day 2021.


Join poets Khairani BarokkaCynthia Miller and Caleb Parkin in readings and discussion hosted by Gregory Leadbetter in:

Planetary Poetics: Celebrating National Poetry Day 2021


This free event will be streamed live through the Nine Arches Press YouTube channel.

Those who register to ‘attend’ will receive an event link by email on the day of the event.

Our quartet of poets explore ecopoetry and different approaches to environmental and nature poetry, writing the natural world and our relationship to it.

Hear these poets perform work from their latest collections, published by Nine Arches Press. Showcasing Khairani Barokka’s Ultimatum Orangutan, Cynthia Miller ‘s Honorifics and Caleb Parkin’s This Fruiting Body. Introduced by and in discussion with Gregory Leadbetter, author of Maskwork.

More information about these collections and poets can be found by clicking into the individual titles above.

In partnership with Birmingham Literature Festival 2021.


This event is run by Nine Arches Press, in partnership with Birmingham Literature Festival, a project of Writing West Midlands. Writing West Midlands is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.

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07 Oct 2021


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Free, but registration is required.