Saturday, April 04, 2009

David Hart Nine Arches Press launch in Birmingham

Thursday 23rd April 2009
7pm onwards at The Priory Rooms, The Quaker Central Hall, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham B4 6AF

A FREE Nine Arches Press event: the launch of David Hart's THE TITANIC CAFE CLOSES ITS DOORS AND HITS THE ROCKS or: Knife, fork and bulldozer ultra modern retail outlet complex development scenario with flowers.

Celebrate the launch of our second special-edition pamphlet in the heart of Birmingham with readings from David Hart and a selection of the city’s best poets: Simon Turner, Myra Connell and Matt Nunn. Where the full main title of David Hart’s forthcoming special-edition pamphlet fantasises, the second title suggests the wider scene. Published by Nine Arches Press as part of their new mini-pamphlet series, The Titanic CafĂ© closes its doors and hits the rocks will also include a selection of colour photographs taken by David Hart on location to accompany the poem. This vivid and dynamic sequence is a fitting swansong to a city’s lost landmarks, the vanishing and shape-shifting human geographies of the heartlands.

Birmingham-based and the city’s Poet Laureate 1997-8, David Hart is known for other Birmingham poems, for hospital and other residencies, for university teaching and workshops, and by way of several books, the latest (Five Seasons Press 2007) being ‘Running Out, which Lyndon Jenkins in Poetry Wales said “is a joy”.

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