Monday, November 09, 2009

CAMBRIDGE: CB1 Poetry - Roddy Lumsden and Tom Warner

Tuesday, 10th November, 2009, 8pm (doors open 7.30pm)
Trinity Street,

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CB1 Poetry @Michaelhouse
This month we present
Roddy Lumsden and Tom Warner

Roddy Lumsden’s first book Yeah Yeah Yeah (1997) was shortlisted for Forward and Saltire prizes. His second collection The Book of Love (2000), a Poetry Book Society Choice, was short-listed for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Mischief Night: New & Selected Poems (Bloodaxe Books, 2004) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Third Wish Wasted (Bloodaxe Books, 2009) is his latest collection. He was a “poet-in-residence” to the music industry when he co-wrote The Message, a book on poetry and pop music (Poetry Society, 1999). His other books include Vitamin Q: a temple of trivia, lists and curious words (Chambers Harrap, 2004). His anthology Identity Parade: New British and Irish poets is due from Bloodaxe Books in 2010. Born in St Andrews, he lived in Edinburgh before moving to London.

Tom Warner is currently the poet in residence for Newark as is busy preparing poems about the River Trent. In 2010 he will be one of the new Faber poets. He won an Eric Gregory Major Award in 2001 and his work has been published in a number of places including The Rialto, Smith's Knoll and Stand. He is 28 and lives in Norfolk.
"This is exquisite work ... Thomas Warner has an exceptional gift as a serious poet", Denise Riley
"Thomas Warner is one of the most interesting poets I've taught...I've no doubt we'll be hearing more of him in the future", Andrew Motion;
"There is a genuine sensibility at work here ... Poetry used as a vehicle of serious investigation", Christopher Reid;
"Tom Warner's poems seem to be carved from firm, natural material. They are austere structures but moving and humane at core, indeed all the more humane for their austerity", George Szirtes.

There will be a short open mike. There is disability access and a hearing loop available.
Come and support Poetry in Cambridge and meet other poetry-minded people. There is a bar and coffee available.

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