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Poetry readings

LONDON W1J: Jill Abram presents Stablemates

Date: Wednesday 28 June, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM
Price: £8 advance, £10 on the door (inc glass of wine) Booking from Event Website
Venue address:
Waterstones Piccadilly, 203/206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HD

Publicity material for this event says:

A Poetry Salon with Grace Nichols, Miriam Nash and Chrissy Williams of Bloodaxe Books.

Poetry starts promptly at 7.30

Grace Nichols’ poetry offers social commentary with a light-hearted approach. Her poems blend Creole with English so beg to be spoken aloud. Memories of her Guyana childhood mingle with sleeping spectres of dreams and folk legends in her latest collection, The Insomnia Poems. "Not only rich music, an easy lyricism, but also grit, and earthy honesty, a willingness to be vulnerable and clean." (Gwendolyn Brooks)

Chrissy Williams has published six pamphlets, one of which was shortlisted for a Michael Marks Award. She is Director of the annual Free Verse: Poetry Book Fair and currently works as a comics editor. In her first full collection, Bear, you’ll be transported from the British Library via the Alps to the International Space Station. "From start to finish, these wonderfully various, entertaining and original poems speak the language of compassion, intimacy and faith." (Annie Freud)

Miriam Nash received an Eric Gregory Award in 2015, and was runner-up for the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award in 2016. Voices of the Isle of Erraid, where she spent her early years, echo through her first collection, All the Prayers in the House, which holds at its heart the rupture and re-imagining of a family. "These anarchic poems are the product of an original and febrile mind. A blast." (Jackie Kay)

Bloodaxe Books is named after Erik Bloodaxe, the last Viking king of independent Northumbria. It sells more poetry books than any other subsidised publisher in Britain.

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

Contact:
020 7851 2400

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