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The Best Book Launch in the World - BIRMINGHAM

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To celebrate the 5th year of leading poetry press Burning Eye Books, The Best Poetry Book in the World brings together all the anthems, the foot stompers, finger clickers, belly laughing crowd-pleasers under one cover.

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For a special launch, Burning Eye has teamed up with Watersones Birmingham for a night of celebration, performance and lots of book rubbing. The night will be hosted by Jenn Hart and Clive Birnie who will read selected poems from the anthology and introduce sets by featured poets:

TOBY CAMPION

Toby Campion is an award winning British writer and spoken word artist, born and raised in Leicester. Placing second in the UK at the National Poetry Slam Championships 2014, Toby has won first runner up at the BBC Poetry Slam Grand Finals for the past 2 years running, placed runner up at the Roundhouse Poetry Slam Finals 2015 and represented the UK at the Capturing Fire International Poetry Summit 2015 in Washington, DC. Toby has performed at include St. Anza International Poetry Festival, BBC Mainstage at Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Globe Road Poetry Festival, Bestival, Camp Bestival, Lovebox, Greenbelt, Blissfields, SoFar Sounds, Nottingham Poetry Festival and Last Word Poetry Festival at the Roundhouse.

Toby will be reading from his new collection 'Through your blood' out October 2017.

https://tobycampion.co.uk

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KATE FOX

Kate Fox has made a living as a stand-up poet for ten years. Being funny & Northern is sometimes a help and sometimes a hindrance and she’s doing a PhD about why. Sometimes they let her on Radio 4. Her car radio is tuned to Radio 2. She is currently making #Lass War on the man-heavy Northern Powerhouse. Her solo comedy shows have toured from the Edinburgh Fringe to the Southbank Centre and been broadcast on Radio 4. She has undertaken many commissions- from being Great North Run and Glastonbury Festival Poet in Residence to creating pieces for the Great North Passion on BBC1, the Daily Politics Show on BBC2 and “The Verb” on Radio 3. In August 2017 she released her collection of poems Chronotopia with Burning Eye Books.

http://burningeye.bigcartel.com/product/chronotopia-by-kate-fox

https://katefoxwriter.wordpress.com/

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MALAIKA KEGODE

Growing up the most (reluctantly) ‘exotic’ girl in a quiet Devon town, Malaika Kegode cut her teeth as a poet and performer opening for bands in music venues such as Exeter Cavern and LeftBank, sometimes in trepidation but usually winning the audience’s attention with her beguiling delivery. Since those beginnings she has gone on to work closely with organisations such as Apples and Snakes, Roundhouse and BBC 1Xtra and is a member of the Raleigh Road Collective, formed as part of 1Xtra’s Words First initiative. Malaika has performed around the country at theatres, music venues, literary events and festivals such as WOMAD and Boomtown. Currently living in Bristol, she is creator and host of Milk Poetry, a regular thriving event in the city. Her debut collection Requite is now available from Burning Eye Books.

http://burningeye.bigcartel.com/product/requite-by-malaika-kegode


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