Thursday, July 09, 2009

LONDON: Every Day A Battle

Saturday, July 11th, 2009, 6.30pm-8.30pm, £5, all proceeds to charity
Mosaic Rooms,
226 Cromwell Road,

Wet Ink and Scenery Chewer present Every Day A Battle

We seek, for an evening, to revisit the notion of Earls Court as cultural battleground. This event takes inspiration from Peter Barry's book Poetry Wars: British Poetry of the 1970s and the Battle of Earls Court, which uncovers the 'battle' at the National Poetry Society during the 1970s between radical and conservative factions.

Thirty-five years after Eric Mottram heralded a 'British Poetry Revival', the question of how to negotiate with the poetic mainstream still infiltrates choices made in the everyday practice of many emerging poets. We present the work of several new poets and hope they will be joined by some of the leading figures of this historical moment to revisit the scenes of an important struggle for creative freedom.

Sejal Chad, Becky Cremin, Ryan Ormonde, Karen Sandhu, Lawrence Upton, Allen Fisher (on film) and Robert Hampson (tbc).

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