Thursday, January 14, 2010

BIRMINGHAM: Poetry Bites, with Michael McKimm

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010, 7.30pm (food available from 6.30pm), £5/£4
Kitchen Garden Café,
17 York Road,
Kings Heath,
B14 7SA
To reserve a place email or pay at the door.

Jacqui Rowe presents Poetry Bites, with Michael McKimm

Michael McKimm was born in Belfast in 1983 and grew up near the Giant’s Causeway. He graduated from the Warwick Writing Programme in 2004 and won an Eric Gregory Award in 2007. His poetry is most recently published in Dossier Journal (New York), Horizon Review, Magma, Oxford Poetry, PN Review, The Warwick Review, The Wolf and The Best of Irish Poetry 2010 (edited by Matthew Sweeney). He has read his work throughout the UK and Ireland, including at the Ledbury Poetry Festival, the Stanza Festival and the Solstice Festival in Co. Kerry. In November 2009 he was commissioned to write poems for the David Hockney/Frances Stark exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary art gallery. Still This Need, his first full-length collection, was published by Heaventree in 2009.

Poetry Bites includes floor spots where you can share your own poetry with an appreciative audience. Please arrive early to book a spot.

“One of the top 10 venues for poetry in the UK” – Radio 4 poet, Susan Richardson

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