Thursday, April 30, 2009

COVENTRY: Antony Owen and Michael McKimm

Thursday, May 14th, 2009, £4
Belgrade Theatre

The launch of My Fathers Eyes Were Blue by Antony Owen, with support from Michael McKimm.

Antony Owen is a commercial manager from Allesley who writes poignant, unsettling poems, reminiscent in style of the Mersey Beats and their French forbears.

Michael McKimm’s richly musical verse evokes a haunting landscape against which the intricacies of memory, myth, history and love begin to unfold: “a well-wrought and lyrically persuasive debut collection by an astute, thoughtful and highly promising poet” (John Burnside).

Owen and McKimm will be accompanied by a group of Irish poets, visiting as part of the Coventry-Cork twin cities poetry exchange.

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