My pamphlet Seven Hills was released this spring by Spirit Duplicator. To celebrate I am putting on a launch in the intimate environs of Cafe #9 in Nether Edge where many of the drafts took shape. There will be reading from some of my favourite poets and people in Sheffield, an exhibition of the illustrations from the pamphlet by Mat Pringle, some music, and, of course, coffee, cake and other treats. You can also byob for a donation of £5 corkage to support the cafe. As well as myself, these three immensely talented poets reading on the night - Ágnes Lehóczky, Geraldine Monk and Suzannah Evans. All have been inspirations for my own work and its an honour to have them performing.
Geraldine Monk is an incurable poet. Her Selected Poems was published in 2003 by Salt Publishing. Her latest book They Who Saw The Deep was published in the USA by Parlor Press/Free Verse Edition in April 2016. A poem from the book was chosen as Poem of the Week by The Guardian's Carol Rumens.
She is an affiliated poet at the Centre for Poetry and Poetics, University of Sheffield.
Suzannah Evans is a poet, creative writing teacher and tutor /mentor based in Sheffield.
Her poetry has been published in magazines including Magma, The Rialto, The North, Poetry Review and The London Magazine.
Her pamphlet Confusion Species was a winner in the 2011 Poetry Business Book and Pamphlet Competition, and in 2013 she received the Andrew Waterhouse Award from New Writing North.
Ágnes Lehóczky is a poet, scholar and translator originally from Budapest. Her poetry collections published in the UK are Budapest to Babel (Egg Box Publishing, 2008), Rememberer (Egg Box Publishing, 2012) and Carillonneur (Shearsman Books, 2014). She was the winner of the Arthur Welton Poetry Award 2010 and the inaugural co-winner of the Jane Martin Prize for Poetry at Girton College, Cambridge, in 2011. She co-edited Sheffield Anthology; Poems from the City Imagined (Smith / Doorstop, 2012) with Adam Piette. She currently works as a lecturer and teaches creative writing at the University of Sheffield. Her pamphlet, Pool Epitaphs and Other Love Letters, was published by Boiler House Press in May 2017 and her full collection Swimming Pool is out by Shearsman in the autumn (2017).
Tickets are £5 and available from Cafe #9 and online at the link below...
9 Nether Edge Road, S7 1RU Sheffield, United Kingdom