At 7.30 pm. £5 entry, then donation for refreshments.
Saturday 2 July 2016
Poetry at The Room, 33 Holcombe Road, Tottenham Hale, N17 9AS (at 7.30)
Reading by Helen Mitsios, Ian Seed, Kit Wright and Christopher Reid introduced by Anthony Howell
Helen Mitsios was born in Montreal, Canada. She is an award-winning poet, a contributing editor to The Otter literary journal, and a Professor of Languages and Literature at Touro College / University System in New York City.
Ian Seed has lived and worked in different countries, including Italy, France and Poland. He now teaches at the University of Chester. His poetry, fiction, articles and translations have appeared in journals such as The Fortnightly Review, The North, PN Review, Poetry Salzburg Review, Poetry Wales, Shearsman, Stride and Tears in the Fence. Seed’s first full-length collection, Anonymous Intruder, was published by Shearsman in 2009. Shearsman have also published his collections Identity Papers (2016), Makers of Empty Dreams (2014), and Shifting Registers (2011). Red Ceilings Press published his chapbook, Fidelities, in 2015. Seed’s translation of Pierre Reverdy’s novel, Le Voleur de Talan, is due to be published by Wakefield Press in late autumn 2016. See http://wakefieldpress.com/forthcoming.html
Christopher Reid has worked in publishing and as a university teacher, but is now self-employed. His most recent collections of poems include Nonsense, Six Bad Poets and The Curiosities. His book of elegies for his wife, A Scattering, was declared Costa Book of the Year 2009, and another volume published the same year, The Song of Lunch, became a BBC2 film starring Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson. More recently, Robert Bathurst has performed A Scattering and The Song of Lunch as a theatrical double bill, under the title Love, Loss and Chianti, and this production continues to tour.
Kit Wright is a journeyman bard living in East London. His books of verse include The Bear Looked Over the Mountain, Bump-starting the Hearse, Short Afternoons and Hoping It Might Be So. His most recent is Ode to Didcot Power Station (2015). His prizes include the Royal Society of Literature’s Heinemann Award and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature. He also writes short stories and books for children.
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