Monday, October 27, 2008

LONDON: The Poetry Cafe

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008, 8pm, £4/£3
The Poetry Cafe,
22 Betterton Street,
Covent Garden,

Lorna Thorpe's debut, Dancing to Motown (pighog) was the PBS pamphlet choice for autumn 2005. Her first full collection, A Ghost in my House, was published earlier this year by Arc and described by the PBS as explicit, full-blooded and buzzing with energy. With her wry candour and no-holds barred approach to love, sex and death, Thorpe’s poems brim with sexuality, conflict and defiance.

Abdul Jamal’s poetry is uncluttered and deceptively simple. His debut pamphlet, Above Zanzibar, was published by tall-lighthouse in 2006. Brought up in Dar-es-Salaam he now lives in London. His voice is clear and resonant, exploring the complexities of conflict, loss and longing.

Kate Noakes' poetry has appeared in small press magazines in the UK, USA, Canada and Europe. She was a prize-winner in the 2006 Poetry London competition, the 2007 Iota competition and she won the Cheshire Poetry Competition in 2007 and the Rhyme & Reason Poetry Competition in 2008. Her first collection, Ocean to Interior, is published by Mighty Erudite Press.

Christopher Horton lives and works in London. His poems have been published (or are forthcoming) in Iota, Dream Catcher, Other Poetry and Ambit. He has written a number of articles and reviews, including for The London Magazine. He currently co-hosts East Words, a new poetry event at the Museum in Docklands.

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