Thursday, 17th May, 2012, 7pm, FREE
Big Green Bookshop,
1 Brampton Park Road,
Nine Arches Press and Sidekick Books present Poetry Rodeo (London)
To celebrate the launch of Alistair Noon’s Earth Records, we welcome you to the Poetry Rodeo…with special guest poets Alistair Noon, Andrew Frolish, Edward Mackay and Nia Davies.
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.
Andrew Frolish was born in Sheffield in 1975. After studying politics at Lancaster University, he trained to be a teacher in the Lake District. His poems have been published in a variety of magazines, including PN Review, Acumen, Envoi, Tears in the Fence, The Interpreter’s House, Pulsar, Iota, Orbis and The Agenda Broadsheet. He has received prizes in several competitions and won the Suffolk Poetry Society Crabbe Memorial competition in 2006. His poems for children, along with lesson plans for teachers, have been published by Hopscotch. He now lives with his family in Suffolk, where he is a headteacher.
Edward Mackay lives and writes in east London where he also runs a conflict resolution charity. He was shortlisted for the 2009 Eric Gregory Awards and the inaugural Picador Poetry Prize, and blogs at http://postcardsfromdoggerland.wordpress.com/. Edward's debut pamphlet is forthcoming from Salt in 2012. Find out more at www.edwardmackay.com/.
Nia Davies was born in Sheffield and has been writing poetry and fiction since the age of 14. She won the first Stanmer Prize for poetry and in 2008 was awarded a place on the Academi Mentoring Scheme for writers to develop her novel Polaris. She has lived in Wales and is currently based in London where she works for Literature Across Frontiers – a European platform for literary translation and intercultural dialogue. She is also a project manager for Cyfnewidfa Len Cymru / Wales Literature Exchange – Wales’s hub for literary translation. Nia's poems featured in 2012 anthology The Salt Book of Younger Poets. http://niadavies.wordpress.com/.
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