Wednesday, April 01, 2009

LONDON: Langoustine est Morte featuring Roddy Lumsden, Steve Ronnie and Steve Willey

Saturday, 4th April, 2009, 7.30pm-9.30pm, £5/£4
The Poetry Café
22 Betterton Street

The Langoustine est Morte series continues with another evening of innovative and experimental writing and performance. We feature the esteemed Scottish man of letters Roddy Lumsden, reading from him new collection Third Wish Wasted, Newcastle-based poet Stevie Ronnie, reading from him new collection The Thing To Do When You Are Not In Love, and London-based poet Steve Willey. The evening is hosted by Sascha Akhtar.

Roddy Lumsden has published four books of poetry, most recently Mischief Night - New & Selected Poems (Bloodaxe). His fifth collection is Third Wish Wasted, published in spring 2009. He teaches for The Poetry School and Morley College and is currently compiling Identity Parade, a major new anthology of recent British and Irish poetry. He also works as a puzzle and quiz writer.

Stevie Ronnie writes poems and stories that sometimes get published and read. He is currently completing PhD research at Newcastle University where he also teaches creative writing. A pamphlet of his poems, The Thing To Do When You Are Not In Love, was published by Sand/Red Squirrel Press in May 2008.

Steve Willey is a poet living in East London. He co-runs (with Alex Davies) the Openned reading series and website ( He has also given readings in New York (Bowery Poetry Club) Wales (FOW and Soundbite) & Egham (R;Fest 2006-2008). He has also read at the Crossing the Line reading series in London and has had work performed at the Wigmore Hall (2008).

La Langoustine est Morte was established in July 2006 by poets Anthony Joseph & Sascha Akhtar as a series of evenings celebrating experimentation and innovation in poetics and fiction.

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