Saturday, September 18, 2010

BRIGHTON: Urban Disquiet

Sunday, September 19th, 2010, 7pm for 7.30pm, £5/£4
Iambic Arts Theatre
Entrance on Regent St,
North Laine
(above Bell Book and Candle, Gardner St)
Cash bar

Waterloo Press invites you to URBAN DISQUIET, an evening of poetry and music to celebrate the launch of two new collections:

Robert Dickinson

'Dickinson's poetry crackles with energy and wit; utterly clear-sighted, it's also
compassionate, exploring the emotional territory of oddballs, conspiracy theorists,
those on the margins ...' - Catherine Smith


Thumbing from Lipik to Pakrac
New and Selected Poems
Peter Street

Peter Street's poems celebrate 'ordinary life'. But he knows that covers every kind
of fear, frustration, hope disappointed or fulfilled; pleasure denied or achieved.'
-Alan Brownjohn

with live music
from electronica soundscape artist Richard Miles

set your ear to the erratic heartbeat of contemporary life

Peter Street, born in Wigan, 1948, is a national and international poet with three major collections to his name. The Wall Street Journal has described him as 'a wandering minstrel ... bringing his art to his people.' ITV made a twelve minute Remembrance Sunday Special about his time as a war poet in 1993 during the Bosnian/Croat conflict. A former BBC writer-in-residence and qualified youth worker, he has also worked as a forester, gravedigger and a chef in his own Mediterranean cafe.

Robert Dickinson was born in London in 1962, has worked in finance in both the private and public sectors. Has published poems in numerous magazines. In association with The Extra Theatre Company, has written plays, including Murder's Last Case (2004). His libretto for a choral piece on the pilgrimage to Santiago received its premiere at the 2005 City of London Festival. His first novel, The Noise of Strangers, appeared from Myriad Editions in 2010.

Richard Miles is a musician and visual artist living in East Sussex. His collaborative projects include Armchair Astronaut and Tomas Hiltz.

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