Monday, May 14, 2012


Monday, 21st May 2012, 7.30pm, FREE
The Western,
70 Western Road,

Nine Arches Press & Crystal Clear Creators present Leicester Shindig!

with guest poets Julie Boden, Alistair Noon, Robert Richardson and CJ Allen.

Open mic & celebration of the launch of Alistair Noon and CJ Allen’s new Nine Arches Press poetry collections.

Alistair Noon was born in 1970 and grew up in Aylesbury. Besides time spent in Russia and China, he has lived in Berlin since the early nineties, where he works as a translator. His poetry and translations from German and Russian have appeared in nine chapbooks from small presses. Earth Records is his first full-length collection.
Robert Richardson: as well as appearing in CCC's Hearing Voices, he has been published in Agenda poetry magazine and also co-edited Homage to Imagism (AMS Press, New York). As a visual artist, he was recently included in Artists’ Postcards: A Compendium (Reaktion Books, London).

C J Allen’s prize-winning poetry (in the Arvon, Yorkshire, Lebdury, Ilkley, Ware, Nottingham & English Association competitions, amongst others) has been appearing in magazines & anthologies in the UK, USA, Ireland & elsewhere for what feels to him like hundreds of years.  His most recent collections are: A Strange Arrangement: New and Selected Poems (Leafe Press, 2007), & Lemonade (a red ceilings press e-book, 2010).  Violets – winner of the Templar Press Short Collection Competition – was published in November 2011. He currently edits the reviews pages of the literary magazine Staple. 

Julie Boden is Symphony Hall’s Poet in Residence and she explores the frontiers of poetry and music with a ‘meticulous eye’ and an ‘ear for the mellifluous’. Accomplished on both stage and page, her sensitivity, warmth and humour have endeared her to a wide audience.

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