Wednesday, November 25, 2009

LONDON: Tall Lighthouse

Thursday, November 26th, 2009, 7.30pm, FREE

Whitechapel Gallery,

14 Hour presents tall-lighthouse, with Brendan Cleary, Helen Mort, Jasmine Cooray, Alex Brocklehurst and Graham Buchan.

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● BRENDAN CLEARY: Brendan Cleary has published several full-length poetry collections including The Irish Card and Sacrilege, both from Bloodaxe, and Stranger in the House from Wrecking Ball Press. Over 20 years he has also published numerous pamphlets from various small presses, his latest being Jackson from Pighog Press. He currently lives in Brighton where he works as a poetry tutor. His selected poems, Goin' Down Slow, is due out in June 2010 with tall-lighthouse.

HELEN MORT: Helen's poems are tender and intriguing, filled with subtle yet memorable images. She writes with an easy maturity and is a welcome new presence. Helen was born in
Sheffield and grew up in Derbyshire. She received an Eric Gregory Award in 2007 and won the Manchester Young Writer prize in 2008.

JASMINE COORAY: Jasmine Ann Cooray lives in
London where she develops confidence in young people through writing and performance. She founded Floetics, Brighton’s monthly performance night, and runs WRITELondon, an innovative series of writing workshops. Her debut pamphlet, Everything We Don’t Say, was published by tall-lighthouse in April 2009.

ALEX BROCKHURST: Originally from Cambridge, Alex has lived in Brighton for many years where she has achieved success in the fields of Fine Art, Law & Psychology. Her debut pamphlet Black Fen is published by tall-lighthouse.

GRAHAM BUCHAN: Graham Buchan has spent his working life in the film, video and television industries as an editor, writer, producer and director. He is a regular on the
London poetry scene and, apart from poetry in many magazines, he has published short stories, travel writing and film appreciation. His poetry is also available on the CD Radio Pussycat.

● JOHN CITIZEN is guest compere. Plus 14 Hour DJs.

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