Friday, May 30, 2008

LONDON: The Creative Word - Visions of the City I

June 5th, 2008, 7pm
£7, £5 concessions, advance booking required.

This series, curated by Bishopsgate Institute's Poet in Residence Tom Chivers, will introduce some of London's most exciting poets – writers whose work explores the complex, fluid and multivocal character of the City. Alongside their readings Tom will also premiere his own new work produced during the Residency.

Oblique, bleak bloke Tim Wells has supported The Libertines with his riotous 'Cockney Hell' poetry show and his collection Boys Night Out In The Afternoon (Donut) was nominated for the prestigious Forward Prize.
Simon Barraclough's debut collection of poetry Los Alamos Mon Amour (Salt) has not yet been launched but is already creating a stir. According to The Guardian, Los Alamos 'wheels through forms, moods and locations around a sensual core of love poems'.
Jay Bernard is fast establishing a reputation as one of the UK's most talented young writers with her poetry collection Your Sign is Cuckoo, Girl and has performed at venues across the country including the London Respect Slam.


Anonymous said...

I read that one by Barraclough and I'd say more of a "fizzle" than a stir. Not the sort of "love poems" I'd recommend giving to anyone you fancy. A pity, because there was a lot of hype trying to be whipped up.

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