Monday, July 8th, 2013, 7.30pm-11pm
Green Note Cafe
Hammer and Tongue Camden's 5th Birthday
Open poetry slam featuring Rhian Edwards, Sam Berkson and H&T poets
RHIAN EDWARDS: With her first collection Clueless Dogs shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year 2013 and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2012, Rhian is one of the very best poets performing and writing in the UK today. Rhian Edwards is one of the wittiest, funniest and darkest poets I have ever seen perform. She's wowed stages at festivals across the country, is a Latitude regular and we are REALLY lucky to have bullied her into coming qall the way down from Wales for H&T. Come on down and enjoy!
SAM BERKSON: To anyone who has been to Hammer and Tongue before, Sam Berkson will be a familiar name. Sam set up H&T Brighton before making Hackney his home and setting up another very successful H&T night at the Victoria in Dalston. Political, thoughtful, charged and comedic, Sam is rapidly becoming one of the most exciting and influential poetic voices in London. His widely acclaimed debut collection Life in Transit is published by Influx press.
Plus sets from the H&T Camden team, the open slam, cake, balloons, manatees and the odd frisbee.