Just over a week ago I read a few poems at Square's 'January Sale' night, which was held at Cardiff's Poet's Corner pub on City Road. As always, the event was a showcase for some fantastic talent (although unfortunately I missed the first four performers as Google maps decided to send us to Poet's Corner, Grangetown rather than Poet's Corner, City Road – I'm still not sure if the former actually exists).
"Finding itself with a number of unsold back issues, Square is doing the decent thing and flogging them off cheap in the time-honoured tradition of a January Sale! There is also a lack of funding from the Books Council for the next issue of Square, so there's a bit of a need to raise funds to keep Cardiff's brightest poetry mag running!"
So if you missed the night but would still like to help Square out with funding for their next issue, go to squaremag.net and take advantage of the (continuing into February) January Sale. In return for a measly £1 you can get a copy of one of the first four issues of a great independent literary magazine (later issues are reduced in price too – only £2 for Square 5 and £2.50 for Square 6) or copies of poetry collections by J. Brookes and Nick Fisk (both of which I would recommend) for only £4 each.
Hopefully the Welsh Books Council will resume funding for Issue 8 onwards, but for Issue 7 Square need your help. So go get your hands on some great literature for a low, low price and help out an independent magazine in the process, whilst stocks last.