Sunday, March 02, 2008

Guest Poets & Open Mic in Cambridge at CB1: Tuesday March 11th

Tuesday, March 11, 2008
7:30pm - 10:30pm
Michaelhouse Cafe, Trinity Street, Cambridge


Matthew Caley's first collection Thirst, described by Time out as "a joy, comic, witty, even touchingly poignant", was nominated for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. The work has been acclaimed as offering "stunning invention and remarkable versatility" (Sophie Hannah), "shaped and honed to a mosaic brilliance" (Ken Smith). His latest collection, The Scene Of My Former Triumph (Wrecking Ball, 2005) has received highly enthusiastic reviews, with Poetry London calling it "drop dead brilliant" and Magma commending that "from the first page to the last the book crackles with linguistic invention".

Rychard Carrington is well known in Cambridge for his highly inventive poetry and at times outlandish readings. Expect a distinctive, by turns wry and by turns challenging performance from a writer who sums himself up like this: 'Rychard Carrington is ninety per cent water. He has written poems in the morning, in the evening, and occasionally in the afternoon. His work is popular in the north and south, but less so in the east and west.'

The event also features short poem floor spots, books for sale and a licensed bar. Doors open at 7:30pm, come early to sign up for open mic. £5 / £3 entry fee

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