Our March meeting will have the usual Open Mic (one poem, max 40 lines), followed by a reading by Aaron Kent.
Aaron is a poet and publisher from Cornwall, though he currently lives in Wales with his wife, Emma and their two young children. He is a graduate of Falmouth University’s School of Writing and Journalism and runs the poetry press Broken Sleep Books. He has recently finished his debut novel.
Aaron is a working-class writer, and particularly wants to advocate for more working-class voices in literature. He has had several poetry pamphlets published, and his debut collection, Angels the Size of Houses, is available from Shearsman Books. He has had work published or forthcoming in Poetry London, Poetry Wales, Blackbox Manifold, Butchers Dog, 3:AM, BAX (2020), Wild Court, Prototype, The Scores, and Prelude among others.
Join us at 8.00 pm for an exciting evening of poetry.
On Tuesday 15th February, the day after Valentine’s Day, it will be our regular monthly meeting, with an Open Mic (one poem per person, max 40 lines), and then a reading from the admirable Anthony Anaxagorou.
Anthony Anaxagorou is a British-born Cypriot poet. Those of you who joined our workshop that he tutored last year will recall how impressive he was then, and if you haven’t heard him before you are in for a treat. Back in 2002, Anthony won the inaugural Mayor of London’s Respect Poetry Slam (now known as SLAMbassadors UK, the national youth slam championship). In 2015 he was awarded the 2015 Groucho Maverick Award for his poetry and fiction. His most recent collection, After the Formalities (Penned in the Margins) is a Poetry Book Society recommendation, a Guardian poetry book of the year, and was short-listed for the TS Eliot Prize.
Join us for an 8pm start for another exciting evening of poetry.