Poetry and Performance


Poetry and Performance

Suggested contribution £5 – all contributions go to the featured authors.

WRITING AT THE ROOM – Poetry, text, sound, song.

3 pm Sunday May 5. Featuring Philip Hancock and Julian Stannard

Hosted by Anthony Howell and Patricia Ahern

The Room, 33 Holcombe Road, Tottenham Hale/Bruce Grove

London N17 9AS – enquiries: 0208 801 8577

Open mike. BYO

Philip Hancock’s debut pamphlet Hearing Ourselves Think (Smiths Knoll, 2009) was

a Guardian Book of the Year choice. A second pamphlet Just Help Yourself (Smiths

Knoll), appeared in 2016. His film-poem Jelly Baby screened at various short film

festivals and was published by Areté. City Works Dept. was published by CB editions

in 2018, and House on the A34 in 2023.

From recent review in TLS:

He just shows us things as they are, and is willing to relish them; and it’s that tranquil lyrical act of attention that is so impressive.


Julian Stannard has written and/or edited several monographs as well as publishing nine collections of poetry; his most recent being Please Don’t Bomb the Ghost of my Brother (Salt, 2023). He is a Reader in English  and Creative  Writing  at the University of Winchester.  Before that he taught at the University of Genoa.  Sottoripa: Genoese Poems – a bilingual publication  –   was published by Canneto in  2018. He has been the recipient of Bogliasco and Hawthornden Fellowships and his work has been nominated for Forward (UK)  and Pushcart Prizes (USA)  In 2024 he will be awarded the Lerici Pea Prize for his contribution to Italian letters.

Website details  can be found here   www.julianstannardauthor.com