Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Seam Launch at the Troubadour, this Monday November 3rd

Monday 3rd November, 8pm at the Troubadour
"Seam’s like … anne berkeley, seam poetry magazine editor, with michael laskey, helen ivory, chris beckett, katy evans-bush, john greening, esther morgan, jane holland, peter howard and hisham matar!"

Editor Anne Berkeley has delved deep into a rich seam of Seam-poetry-magazine contributors to create this eclectic evening of poetry gold, featuring:

- Michael Laskey—Aldeburgh Poetry Festival founder & Smiths Knoll co-founder/joint-editor, publications include Permission to Breathe. His latest The Man Alone: New and Selected Poems (Smith/Doorstop, 2008) has just been published (see poem below);

- Helen Ivory—2nd book, The Dog in the Sky (Bloodaxe, 2006), Academic Director for UEA Continuing Education;

- Chris Beckett—grew up in Ethiopia, 1st collection, The Dog Who Thinks He’s A Fish (Smith/Doorstop, 2004);

- Katy Evans-Bush—first publication, Me and the Dead (Salt, 2008), blog-author of Baroque in Hackney;

- former Bridport winner & authority on Hardy, Yeats & Hughes, John Greening—latest collection Iceland Spar (Shoestring, 2008);

- Esther Morgan—works for Norfolk Museum Service, 2nd book, The Silence Living in Houses (Bloodaxe, 2005);

- Warwick Poet Laureate Jane Holland—edits Salt Publishing’s online magazine, 3rd collection, Camper Van Blues (Salt, Oct’ 2008);

- Peter Howard—teaches E-Poetry module at DeMontfort Univ—current book, Weighing the Air (Arrowhead, 2008);

- Hisham Matar—grew up in Libya, 2006-Booker-shortlistee & prizewinning novelist, published in 22 languages.

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