San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Friday Evening Poet-Tea
at the Quaker Meeting House, 16 Queens Road, Leicester LE2 1WP UK
Friday 25th October 2013
7:00pm – 9.00pm
Includes tea, cake, books for sale & live poetry and a fine start to the weekend!
Guest Poets: Mario Petrucci, Claire Trévien, Matt Merritt & Alistair Noon.
Compere: Nine Arches Press editor, Jane Commane.
Claire Trévien is an anglo-breton poet. Her first collection, The Shipwrecked House (Penned in the Margins, 2013), was longlisted in the Guardian First Book Award. Her poetry appears in numerous magazines and anthologies including Best British Poetry 2012 and The Forward Book of Poetry 2013. She edits Sabotage Reviews, Verse Kraken, and Penning Perfumes.
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. His poetry and translations from German and Russian have appeared in nine chapbooks from small presses. Earth Records (Nine Arches Press) is his first full-length collection.
Matt Merritt is a poet and wildlife journalist from Leicester. His third collection, The Elephant Tests, is out now from Nine Arches, and previous publications are hydrodaktulopsychicharmonica (Nine Arches, 2010), Troy Town (Arrowhead, 2008), and Making The Most Of The Light (HappenStance, 2005). He blogs at polyolbion.blogspot.co.uk
Mario Petrucci's work is “vivid, generous and life-affirming” (Envoi). His most recent poems, inspired by Black Mountain and hailed as "modernist marvels" (Poetry Book Society), embrace contemporary issues of searing social and personal relevance via a distinctive combination of innovation and humanity. Whether exploring the tragedies of Chernobyl (Heavy Water, 2004) or immersing himself in heart-rending invention (i tulips, 2010), Petrucci aspires to "Poetry on a geological scale” (Verse). His latest collection is anima (Nine Arches Press, 2013).
When & Where
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