So later today will be taking place part II of our London reading, with readings from Shaun Belcher, Mark Burnhope, Nia Davies and Emily Hasler at The Compass, Islington, from 7.30pm. More details here.
If you happen to be in Manchester this Wednesday, don’t miss the opportunity to go to this reading!
Our readers for the evening are Shaun Belcher,Claire Trevien, Angela Topping and J.T.Welsch
Come to the Writer’s Room, Millburn House, Warwick University, on 27th October at 7pm for a night of poetry and fiction with readings from Robert Graham, Emily Hasler, Adrian Slatcher and Claire Trevien.
The event is Bring Your Own Booze, so whether you like ginger beer or G&T, rock up with your favourite tipple and listen to some exciting new writing from four of our pamphleteers!
Within seconds of being
inside that Oxonian book shop
he became a portrait: Poet
as a Vase of Paper Flowers,
Hydra with a discarded stanza
wrapped around each head-held-high,
not flailing, knowing her time
is nigh. Alas, he wasn’t privy
to the transformation
at the time — hidden behind
the textual foliage, arms crossed
like threads in a metaphysical conceit
(about Satan the Serpent, or summat,
coiled in the compartments of a bento).
But the camera
still clicked, the flower buds
still stood to attention
and their letters, words, lines
and forms bloomed
in the absence of even a bee,
among so many bookworms.
At last, Salt Modern Voices makes its UK debut & the festivities begin in Oxford with Shaun Belcher, Mark Burnhope, Emily Hasler and Claire Trevien. We will be reading at the Albion Beatnik Bookshop from 7pm, do come and say hi.
As a taster, you will find below a choice quote on each of the four poets, come to hear us if you like what you read.
Shaun Belcher: “Belcher cannot be accused of nostalgia or pastoral myth-making but is as vituperative in tone as Larkin. — Raymond Friel
Mark Burnhope: “This debut pamphlet introduces a serious and playful, tender and ironic, strong and coherent new voice. A definite talent to watch.” — Andrew Philip
Emily Hasler: “Hasler has real gifts: her observations are sharp, her language is crisp, and her music is beguiling.” — Paul Batchelor
Claire Trevien: “This is fresh, exuberant, intellectually serious poetry, enriched by a French passport and a French library” —Katy Evans-Bush
In the second interview, questions from Claire Trevien, Mark Burnhope and Adrian Slatcher have been asked of Lee Smith, whose collection “Away from the City” was No.1 in the Salt Modern Voices series. Growing out of an exhibition of photography and poetry, the collection explores not just connections between written and visual arts, and also the two cities, Melbourne and Cambridge, where he has lived, and where the poems were written.