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

Saturday 1 October 2016

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

Reading by Will Eaves, Tamar Yoseloff, James Trevelyan, Melissa Lee-Houghton and Tom Sinclair - introduced by Tom Bland

Will Eaves is a novelist and poet. His books include This Is Paradise (Picador, 2012) and The Absent Therapist (CB Editions, 2014, shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize). The Inevitable Gift Shop (CB Editions), a “memoir by other means”, was published earlier this year and specially commended by the Poetry Book Society. He teaches at the University of Warwick and lives in Brixton. His one-man version of The Absent Therapist will be performed at Vout-O-Reenees, in Aldgate, later in October.
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Tamar Yoseloff’s fifth collection, A Formula for Night: New and Selected Poems, was published by Seren in 2015. She is also the author of Formerly, a chapbook incorporating photographs by Vici MacDonald (Hercules Editions, 2012) shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award; two collaborative editions with the artist Linda Karshan; and a book with the artist David Harker. She is a London-based freelance tutor in creative writing, and runs site-specific writing courses for galleries such as the Hayward, the Royal Academy and the Tate.
James Trevelyan grew up in the Midlands and now lives in South London. His debut pamphlet - DISSOLVE to: L.A. - was published in 2016 by the Emma Press. He is Sales & Marketing Coordinator for independent publisher Penned in the Margins and works freelance for the Poetry School.
Melissa Lee-Houghton thinks god is dead and Jesus is her lover and coke is for wimps. She is a Next Generation poet and her latest collection, Sunshine, is out with Penned in the Margins. Her poem, ‘i am very precious’, was shortlisted for the best single poem in the Forward Prize. She says of the poem, it was a way to “express my outrage at the continued oppression I experience as a woman who both enjoys and fears sex”.


Tom Sinclair doesn’t like defining himself, because ultimately we will be judged by those who live after us in cheap suits, fake smiles and worse aftershave. You won't read this; I won't write this. I've been published here and there but ultimately it doesn't matter since we will all be dust.


Saturday 5 November 2016

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

Reading by Peter Stickland, Eddie Linden, Laura Woodley and Tom Bland - introduced by Anthony Howell

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Peter Stickland

Peter Stickland is a writer, architect and performance artist

Eddie Linden

Eddie Linden is a poet. In 1969, he founded Aquarius, a periodical dedicated to poetry. In 1979, he co-wrote with Sebastian Barker his autobiography Who is Eddie Linden?, which was adapted into a stage play in the following year. Eddie’s Own Aquarius was published in 2005 to mark Linden’s 70th birthday, and featured contributions from, amongst others, Seamus Heaney, Alasdair Gray, James Kelman, and Elaine Feinstein.


Kathy Pimlott's pamphlet Goose Fair Night was published this year. Her poems have appeared in magazines including Magma, Brittlestar, The North, Southbank Poetry and Spare Rib, on-line and in anthologies. She was born and brought up in Nottingham in the yellow shadow of Players cigarette factory but has lived most of her life in Seven Dials, home of the ballad and the broadsheet, where she also manages public realm projects. www.kathypimlott.co.uk.


Tom Bland has been a clown and a psychoanalyst. He is now a poet and a host of Poetry at The Room.

Saturday 3 December 2016

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

Reading by  The High Window Press - introduced by Anthony Costello

Anthony Costello

Anthony Costello is a writer and poetry event organiser. His first poetry collection, The Mask, was published by Lapwing Publications in 2014. His second, Angles & Visions, (High Window Press) was published in 2016. He is currently working on a non-fiction book about Artists and their Physicians. Anthony is co-editor and associate publisher at The High Window Press.


Keith Hutson has written for Coronation Street and many well-known comedians, as well as running a large landscaping business. His poetry is widely-published in journals including The Rialto, The North, Magma, Stand, Agenda, The Interpreter's House, Poetry Salzburg Review and he has won a Poetry Business Yorkshire Prize judged by Billy Collins. He delivers poetry and performance workshops in schools for The Prince's Trust, and hosts a monthly poetry/music event, WordPlay, in Halifax. He's a former amateur boxer.


Bethany W Pope Bethany W Pope is an award-winning writer. She received her PhD from Aberystwyth University’s Creative Writing program, and her MA from the University of Wales Trinity St David. She has published several collections of poetry: A Radiance (Cultured Llama, 2012) Crown of Thorns,(Oneiros Books, 2013), The Gospel of Flies (Writing Knights Press 2014), and Undisturbed Circles (Lapwing, 2014). Her collection The Rag and Boneyard was published this year by Indigo Dreams and her chapbook Among The White Roots shall be released by Three Drops Press next autumn. Her first novel, Masque, was published by Seren this June.

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Anthony Howell will have a new book of poems - From Inside - published by The High Window in March 2017.  He is the organiser of Poetry at The Room.  Previous books of poetry have been published by Anvil, which has now been taken over by Carcanet.

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