Sunday, February 03, 2008

Shearsman Readings: this Wednesday 6th February

Shearsman Readings

The third in Shearsman's 2008 Reading Series takes place on Wednesday 6th February at 7:30 pm, featuring Kelvin Corcoran & Peter Hughes.

Corcoran's first collection since his New & Selected Poems in 2004, Backward Turning Sea (i.e. the Mediterranean) shows the author deepening his engagement with Greece, both ancient and modern — but it is a place where contemporary politics can intrude, disturbing the reverie. The collection also includes a number of poems based on the author's fascination with the paintings of the St Ives artist, Roger Hilton.

Peter Hughes' Nistanimera is a site of potent mergers: day and night, Greece and Italy, head and heart, liver and lights, dream and reality, within and without. Ideally it should be imagined as a cantata sung by a lost transvestite Roman Catholic/Marxist nun banged up in a detention centre off the A14. The film rights are currently under negotiation.

Swedenborg Hall
Swedenborg House
20/21 Bloomsbury Way
London WC1A 2TH

Admission free.

The entrance is around the corner on Barter Street. Closest Tube Stations: Holborn (Central & Piccadilly Lines : 4 minutes' walk), Tottenham Court Road (Central & Northern Lines: 6 minutes), Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line: 10 minutes). Several buses stop a few yards from the Hall. There is an underground carpark close by, underneath Bloomsbury Square. Disabled access is available, but please let us know in advance if it is required.

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