Saturday, April 18, 2009

LONDON: Isobel Dixon, Roddy Lumsden, Simon Barraclough

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009, 4.30pm – 5.30pm, FREE
Wilberforce Theatre,
Museum in Docklands

Hosted by Christopher Horton. What better way to spend a late Saturday afternoon than listening to the scintillating verse of three of the most gifted poets living in the UK today?

On the doorstep of Canary Wharf, The Museum in Docklands is in close proximity to a range of bars and cafés for you to enjoy before and after this new and dynamic poetry event. So come along, tune in!

Isobel Dixon grew up in South Africa, where her prize-winning debut Weather Eye was published. Her poems have appeared in The Paris Review, The Financial Times, The Guardian and The Manhattan Review. She has been commissioned to write poems for the British Film Institute, and her work is included in several anthologies and pamphlets. Her latest collection A Fold in the Map is published by Salt.

Simon Barraclough is originally from Yorkshire but has lived in London for 12 years. He won the poetry section of the London Writers' Prize in 2000 and his 2008 debut Los Alamos Mon Amour was shortlisted for Best First Collection in the Forward Prizes. His work has been published in Poetry Review, The Guardian, The FT and Magma and he is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 3 and 4.

Roddy Lumsden's new collection is Third Wish Wasted from Bloodaxe, who also published his New & Selected Poems. His major anthology Identity Parade: New British and Irish Poets will appear in early 2010. He teaches for The Poetry School and edits the Pilot series for young poets for Tall-Lighthouse.

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