Wednesday, January 20, 2010

LONDON: 14 Hour - flipped eye

Thursday, 21st January, 2010, 7.30pm, FREE
Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
14 Hour: flipped eye
Nearest Tube: Aldgate East

Featuring Inua Ellams, Jacob Sam-La Rose, Niall O'Sullivan, Emma Hammond and editor Nii Parkes.

Continuing our series of events focusing on small presses, 14 Hour presents a selection of poets from flipped eye publishing. Editor Nii Parkes will be kicking off the readings with a short introduction and history of flipped eye.

INUA ELLAMS is a freelance graphic designer as well as a writer, and his influences range from bargain basement Hip-Hop to winter-sale Heaney. His acclaimed show The 14th Tale is a " flowing melodic narrative telling the entertaining exploits of a natural born mischief-maker growing from the clay streets of Nigeria to rooftops in Dublin, and finally to London."

JACOB SAM-LA ROSE: Jacob is a poet, writer, playwright and educator of Guyanese heritage, and is guest host for this event. A former Poet-in-Residence at BBC London, he is a touring writer with the British Council and his books Communion and Handmade Fire are published by flipped eye.

NIALL O'SULLIVAN: Niall O’Sullivan has released two collections of poetry, you’re not singing anymore and Ventriloquism for Monkeys, both with flipped eye. He has performed poetry all over the UK and Europe for over 10 years. In 2009, Niall featured on BBC Radio and Television during his residency at the 2009 Wimbledon Tennis Championships. He runs London’s biggest open mic poetry night, Poetry Unplugged, at the Poetry CafĂ©.

EMMA HAMMOND: Co-editor of Radiant Appliance, Emma's work has been published in Fire, The Wolf, and elsewhere. Her collection Tunth-sk is forthcoming with flipped eye.

NII PARKES: Editor-in-chief Nii Parkes will be speaking about flipped eye press. A poet in his own right, his works ballast: a remix and M is for Madrigal are with tall-lighthouse.

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