Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Matthew Sweeney howls to a Black Moon: Thursday, July 5th

Matthew Sweeney

Thursday 5th July
Time? (not been told, check website below)
London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place, London WC1A 2JL

The well-known poet Matthew Sweeney reads from his latest collection Black Moon. Free drinks and nibbles.

£6 ticket

Tickets from 0207 269 9030 or

-- Negotiating the borders and hinterlands of Central and Eastern Europe, the homesick 'flaneur' surveys the surrounding devastation with the same mixture of fascination and alarm he feels when he discovers the sweat-mark on his T-shirt makes a perfect map of Ireland. The poems in Black Moon (Cape), Sweeney's latest collection, are parables of threat and parties for the end of the world; they speak eloquently of damage, displacement and the resulting swell of terror. --

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