Tuesday, October 09, 2012

DULWICH: Christopher Reid and Sam Riviere

Tuesday, 23rd October, 2012, 7.30 pm, £5, redeemable against either Nonsense or 81 Austerities
Dulwich Books,
6 Croxted Road,
SE21 8SW
tel: 020 8670 1920
website: www.dulwichbooks.co.uk

Faber Poets at Dulwich Books: Christopher Reid and Sam Riviere

Christopher Reid and Sam Riviere, two of Faber’s most accomplished poets, will be reading from their new work at Dulwich Books.

Christopher Reid has been a presence on the British poetry scene since his award-winning first collection, Arcadia, in 1979. One of the founders of the ‘Martian’ school of poetry, his recent long poem in memory of his wife, A Scattering, received the Costa Prize for Poetry in 2009. His new collection Nonsense is formally adventurous, the first half taken up with a single narrative poem in which a widowed  academic, Professor Winterthorn, flies across the world to attend a conference on the topic of ‘Nonsense and the Pursuit of Futility.’ A funny and expansive collection, Nonsense shows Reid on fine form.

Sam Riviere has been a strident new voice in London poetry for the last couple of years, and 81 Austerities is his first full-length collection. The book is a sideways response to government austerity measures and very much of its moment. ‘Adversity in the Arts’ could sum up both the vitality and difficulty of writing in Britain at present: ‘it’s no exaggeration to say that/there are not enough minutes/in the day to give each the attention/they undoubtedly deserve.’  

Reserve tickets ahead of time in person, write to us at dulwichbooks@yahoo.co.uk or call us on 020 8670 1920. Refreshments will be included.

Tickets are available from Dulwich Books or online from http://faberpoets.eventbrite.co.uk.

P.S. We’ll also be selling all poetry at a 20% discount on the night, so it’s a good chance to stock up!

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Rail: Within 15 minutes from West Dulwich, Tulse Hill or West Norwood 
Bus: On number 3 Bus Route. Park Hall Rd. Stop.

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