At 7.30 pm. £5 entry, then donation for refreshments.


Saturday 4 June

Poetry at The Room, 33 Holcombe Road, Tottenham Hale, N17 9AS (at 7.30) 

Homage to Bataille with Michael Wyndham, Emma Hammond, Mark Waldron and Niall O' Sullivan introduced by Tom Bland

Michael Wyndham

Michael Wyndham is a regular performer on the London poetry scene, being the feature poet at a number of events throughout the capital. In print, his poems have been published by International Times, The Recusant, Blue of Noon, Inclement, Trespass, South Bank Poetry and Floored Genius anthology to name but a few. He is currently working towards his first collection.

Emma Hammond

Emma Hammond’ first collection, tunth-sk, was published in 2011 by Flipped Eye. In addition she has self-published two pamphlets, softly softly catchy monkey and Sleeveless Errand. Her second full collection The Story of No was published last year. Emma is currently writing lots of poems about the shopping centre in Walthamstow.

Mark Waldron

Mark Waldron was born in New York in 1960 and grew up in London. He works in the advertising business and lives in East London with his wife and son. He began writing poetry in his early 40s. He published two collections with Salt, The Brand New Dark (2008) and The Itchy Sea (2011), and his third collection, Meanwhile (2016), with Bloodaxe.

Niall O'Sullivan

Niall O' Sullivan has performed his poetry across the UK and Europe since the late nineties. He has been a resident poet for the South Kilburn Estate and the Wimbledon Championships and has released three collections of poetry with Flipped Eye. He currently hosts London's longest running poetry open mic, Poetry Unplugged, at Covent Garden's Poetry Cafe and teaches at London Metropolitan University.


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

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

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

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

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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