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Autumn Poetry @ Upstairs at The Western
Join us for a special one-off event celebrating new poetry with Nine Arches Press and the Centre for New Writing at the University of Leicester.
Takes place Upstairs at the Western, in Leicester's only pub theatre at the Western Pub, Leicester.
Doors open at 7.30pm for readings by poets:
Alistair Noon was born in 1970 and grew up in Aylesbury. Besides time spent in Russia and China, he has lived in Berlin since the early nineties, where he works as a translator. He has published poetry, including translations from German and Russian, in nine chapbooks from small presses, a collaboration with Giles Goodland (Surveyors' Riddles) and Earth Records (Nine Arches, 2012, short-listed for the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize). The Kerosene Singing is his second full-length collection.
Myra Connell grew up in Northern Ireland and now lives in Birmingham where she works as a psychotherapist. Her stories are published in various places, including the Tindal Street Press anthologies, Her Majesty and Are You She? Her poems have appeared in Under the Radar, Obsessed with Pipework and The Moth. Her first pamphlet was A Still Dark Kind of Work (Heaventree Press, 2008), and her second, From the Boat (Nine Arches, 2010). Her debut full collection is House, also just published by Nine Arches Press.
Jonathan Davidson’s new collection: Humfrey Coningsby - poems, complaints, explanations and demands for satisfaction (Valley Press, 2015) purports to be a collection of poems written by the 16th Century traveller and other observers, with a curious contemporary ring to it. It may be. It may not. We may never know. What we do know, is that Jonathan Davidson is a citizen of Coventry and a poet and writer of radio dramas
Rennie Parker comes from West Yorkshire but now lives in Lincolnshire, a county which influenced the poems in her latest collection, Candleshoe (Shoestring Press, 2014). She is currently writing towards a booklet, The Complete Electric Artisan, and recently released two short novels as Kindle e-books, Trust and A Perfect Vicarage Affair.
Entrance is FREE to this launch event but we appreciate it if you can please book tickets!
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Nine Arches Press
We are an independent publisher of poetry, based in the Midlands; we believe in the power of great poetry and do everything we can to support new live and written poetry that challenges and excites readers and audiences.
Nine Arches Press is also home to Under the Radar magazine, and co-organisers of Shindig Leicester and many other live poetry events. We are now in our eighth year of independent publishing.
Find out more about us at www.ninearchespress.com