Friday, March 16, 2012


Monday, March 19th, 2012, 7.30pm, FREE
The Western,
70 Western Road,

Nine Arches Press and Crystal Clear Creators present Leicester Shindig!

Guest Poets: Aly Stoneman, Jonathan Davidson, Michael W Thomas and MulletProofPoet

Aly Stoneman is an arts project coordinator and poetry editor at LeftLion Magazine. Her writing explores relationships between human beings and landscape through myths and journeys. A commissioned poet for Lyric Lounge and winner of the Nottingham Poetry Society Slam 2011, her pamphlet Lost Lands was published by Crystal Clear Creators in March 2012.

Jonathan Davidson publishes a book of poetry every seventeen years, and his second, Early Train, is just out. He has also written extensively for BBC Radios 3 & 4, including seven original plays and radio adaptations of poems by Geoffrey Hill and W S Graham.

Michael W. Thomas’s work has appeared in The Antioch Review, Under the Radar, The National Gazette (Tirana), The Boston Globe, Stand Magazine and Poetry Salzburg Review, among others. His latest novel, Pilgrims at the White Horizon, is forthcoming in 2012, as are a new poetry collection and pamphlet.

MulletProofPoet, aka Andrew Graves is a winner of The Alan Sillitoe short fiction competition and On the Write Track 2010, views the world through very cool wraparound shades, offering his comic poetic commentary on modern life. Truly a troubled poet for troubled times.

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