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Poetry readings

LONDON W1J : Stablemates

Date: Thursday 27 April, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM (starts promptly at 7:30pm)
Price: £5 (inc glass of wine) Book using Event Website
Venue address:
Waterstones Piccadilly, 203/206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HD

Publicity material for this event says:

Jill Abram presents Stablemates, a poetry salon on the eve of the Writers of the World Unite! literature festival, with Steve Ely, Nancy Charley and Richard Skinner of Smokestack Books.

Steve Ely has been described as Ted Hughes on the rampage (Alan Morrison, The Recusant) and one of the most exhilarating poets currently working in the UK (Katy Evans-Bush). His work is strongly influenced by his socialism, his Catholicism and his Yorkshire roots. Englaland is an unapologetic and paradoxical affirmation of a bloody, bloody-minded and bloody brilliant people.

Nancy Charley is the first archivist at the Royal Asiatic Society, where she finds inspiration for many stories. Little Blue Hut, was written after spending six weeks in a beach hut near Whitstable. Rich with the music of waves and the tang of salt these watchful poems celebrate the mysteries of change. (Maggie Butt)

Richard Skinner is Director of the Fiction Programme at Faber Academy. He runs Vanguard Readings and its publishing arm Vanguard Editions. Terrace, is a series of poems like a row of linked houses or steps, where we spectators stand to watch the match of Life v Death. (John Davies for Sabotage Reviews)

Smokestack Books aims to hold open a space for what is left of the English radical poetic tradition in the twenty-first century. Smokestack believes that poetry is a part of and not apart from society; argues that if poetry does not belong to everybody, it is not poetry.

Stablemates is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

020 7851 2400

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