Mike in Finland

Friday, 26 September 2014

Falstaff's Gut hits the world

I'm very pleased to announce the publication of my new poetry collection, Falstaff's Gut.

I'm going to be launching the collection at Metso library, Tampere, Finland on Friday 10 October at 18.00 at a poetry reading event with fellow Ward Wood poets, Sue Guiney and Noel Duffy, and Donald Adamson. Anyone in Tampere at that time is very welcome. The event takes place in the Pietilä Sali and is free. This event is free and will be entirely in English.

And then, the same four writers will be following up this event with a reading of poetry and prose at Pispala library, Tahmelankatu 14 (on the bus route 25) on Saturday 11 October at 15.00. The programme will be completely different to the Friday event. The Pispala event is free, and there will be a free glass of sparkling wine after the reading and the chance to chat with the writers. This event will be almost entirely in English, but with a few poems read in Finnish translation.

Books by all four authors will be on sale at both events. Falstaff's Gut can also be obtained from the publishers:

from Amazon in both paper and Kindle versions,

from Book Depository

and from Akateeminen Kirjakauppa, but I think you may have to order it, which I understand can be quite slow.


  1. A new collection – what a nice surprise. I hope to make it to both events. See you!

  2. Thanks, Pekka. I look forward to seeing you there.