A wonderful evening of poetry was enjoyed when Liane came to read for us at the Camden Centre from her accessible and innovative writing. There was a good turnout, and many had come prepared for “poems from the floor,” providing a wide range with food for thought, feeling and humour. It was great to see some new faces in the audience, and we hope they will return next month.
Liane Strauss was born in Queens, New York, and grew up in Bergen County, New Jersey. She is the author of Leaving Eden(Salt Publishing, 2010) and Frankie, Alfredo, (Donut Press, 2009). Her poems have appeared in a variety of journals in the US and the UK, including Poetry, The Hudson Review, The Georgia Review, Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, Prairie Schooner and Magma. She is the Head of Poetry in Creative Writing at Birkbeck College, University of London, and lives in London with her two sons.
Liane received second prize in the Cardiff International Poetry Competition for her poem ‘It’, in July 2014. Come along and take advantage of the opportunity to listen to Liane on Tuesday, 17th. February at the Camden Centre in Tunbridge Wells.
Our April meeting at the Camden Centre has been moved to 28th. April. This is the meeting when Mario Petrucci will be presenting the winners of our annual open competition. We hope this will not be inconvenient for anyone.