Tuesday, November 29, 2011

LONDON: Launch of Phil Brown's Il Avilit

Thursday, 1st December 2011, 7pm onwards, FREE
The Slaughtered Lamb,
34-35 Great Sutton Street,

Phil Brown's Il Avilit, first in the Debut New Poets Series from Nine Arches Press, is to be launched in London, and you’re all invited:

Readings from: James Brookes, Ruth Larbey and Phil Brown.
Come and celebrate the launch of Phil Brown's debut Nine Arches Press collection, Il Avilit. Copies will be on sale.

Phil Brown teaches English in Sutton and has been regularly writing poetry for about ten years. In 2009 he was shortlisted for the Crashaw Prize and won the Eric Gregory Award in 2010. He has had his work published in Magma, Pomegranate, Dove Release: New Flights and Voices (Worple Press, ed. David Morley), Dr. Rhian Williams' The Poetry Toolkit (2009, Continuum), and the forthcoming Salt Collection of Young British Poets (ed. Roddy Lumsden), Lung Jazz: Young British Poets for Oxfam (ed. Kim Lockwood and Todd Swift) and Coin Opera 2 (ed. Jon Stone). He is the Poetry Editor for the online magazine and chapbook publisher, Silkworms Ink.
James Brookes’ receipt of the 2009 Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors identifies him as one of Britain’s most promising young poets. He was born in 1986 and has has lived in Sussex for most of the last 20 years. He studied at the University of Warwick and was Senior Student Editor and then a Contributing Editor of The Warwick Review. His poetry has appeared in Poetry Review, Horizon Review, the Swedish journal Signum - and on a church pew in Taunton, Somerset. His debut pamphlet, The English Sweats was released by Pighog in 2010 to widespread critical acclaim.

Ruth Larbey was born in Cyprus, and grew up in Nottingham, Hong Kong and rural Cumbria.  She has spent her last two years working at an international development charity in London, after completing her MA at Warwick University in 2008. She has been published in various magazines, and organises music and art performance events in her spare time. Funglish, published by Nine Arches Press, is her debut pamphlet of poems.

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