Poetry in the pink
South Bank Poetry, founded in 2008 is a poetry magazine that publishes contemporary urban poetry. It is published three times a year and publishes the best up and coming voices alongside more established ones. South Bank Poetry also runs regular poetry workshops in central London hosted by Katherine Lockton, co-editor and publisher of the magazine, which are suitable for both those beginning to write and those more experienced.
The team at South Bank Poetry are proud and happy to produce a special ‘pink’ issue celebrating October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with 25p from the sale of every copy being donated to the Pink Ribbon Foundation to support those living with a breast cancer diagnosis. The issue features a humorous poem about being screened for breast cancer by Sue Spiers:
“I think about the letter from breast services
inviting me to place my tits on a cold plate”
This current issue is different from other issues, as South Bank Poetry start to expand the types of poems that they publish and move away from urban poetry.
This pink Autumn issue also has a quote on the back cover from the actress Annette Badland, known for role as Babe Smith in EastEnders:
“South Bank Poetry is an exciting, stimulating raft of poets who come together in the vast ocean to exchange ideas (and) examine our human condition”.
The Pink Ribbon Foundation would like to thank Katherine Lockton for her amazing support and helping to raise both awareness and money to help those who need it.
Copies of South Bank Poetry are also available to buy from Foyles at Royal Festival Hall and Charing Cross Road, London www.foyles.co.uk