Saturday, June 20, 2009

LONDON: Sundays at the Oto

Sunday, June 21st, 2009, 3pm-5pm, £4
Café Oto
18-22 Ashwin Street,
E8 3DL

“poetry and music with the post-avant crowd for your Sunday afternoon pleasure”

Jeff Hilson, Ian McLachlan and Johan de Wit
Expect rigorous, radical and really quite astonishing performances at this event, with a set from two of Britain’s most uncompromisingly experimental poets performing with a well-established multi-instrumentalist improvising musician, himself with a strong connection with poetry.

Jeff Hilson is a contemporary British poet of great wit and inventiveness, who plays a major role in contemporary innovative writing, and whose readings are fast, infused with the comedy of language, and breathtaking in their creative approach.

Ian McLachlan is an improvising musician with a strong interest in poetry, who has done several performances with Johan de Wit and other poets (including Chris Torrance).

Johan de Wit is a Dutch-born writer of contemporary British poetry, whose work is singled out by its project of creating an absolute poetry of unalloyed language, acting as a rigorous detoxifier to the language centres of the brain – a truly avant-garde figure, a genuine explorer of language continents others don’t even know about.

For further information:
Facebook Group: Sundays at the Oto

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