Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Free Verse, a special report launch: Tuesday 16th May

Free Verse: Publishing Black and Asian Poets

Tuesday 16 May 2006, 7:45 pm
Purcell Room

"Why have so few black and Asian poets been published in the UK in the past ten years? And does the responsibility lie with the publishing industry or the poets themselves?

To launch Free Verse, a report on publishing opportunities for UK black and Asian poets, a panel of leading publishers, poets and critics discuss why British poetry is still very much a closed (book)shop to black and Asian writers.

Writer and critic Bernardine Evaristo is joined by poet Moniza Alvi; Neil Astley, founder-publisher of Bloodaxe Books; Fiona Sampson, Editor of Poetry Review and Michael Schmidt, publisher of Carcanet Press and Professor of Poetry at Glasgow University, to discuss these issues.

The evening includes readings from Karen McCarthy, Daljit Nagra, Roger Robinson and Saradha Soobrayen."

Tickets: £5.00
Booking Fee: £1.50 Members: 75p
Concessions: 50% off (limited availability)

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