Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Matthew Hollis at the Michaelhouse Cafe, Cambridge

CB1 Poetry at the Michaelhouse Cafe

Tonight, Tuesday January 8th
7.30 - 10.30pm
Michaelhouse Cafe, Trinity Street, Cambridge

Matthew Hollis was born in Norwich in 1971. Ground Water (Bloodaxe 2004), his first full-length collection, was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize for Poetry, the Guardian First Book Award and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. He published a pamphlet, The Boy on the Edge of Happiness, with Smith/Doorstop in 1996 and won an Eric Gregory Award in 1999.

He is co-editor of 101 Poems Against War (Faber, 2003) and Strong Words: Modern Poets on Modern Poetry (Bloodaxe, 2000), and works as an editor at Faber and Faber. He is Writer-in-Residence at the Wordsworth Trust. Visit his website at www.matthewhollis.com

Emily Dening was born in London and lives in Cambridge. Her poems have been published in a number of poetry journals, and her poem Curtains was runner up in the 2005 Mslexia poetry competition. Dening's first pamphlet, A Stash of Gin (Mainsail Press) is published in January 2008.

The event also features short poem floor spots, books for sale and a licensed bar. Doors open at 7:30pm.


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