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The Spoke Go Seren @ Spike (part 1)

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Spike Island

133 Cumberland Road

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The Spoke Poets are again back reading in Bristol.

We are delighted to invite you to celebrate the publication of Paul Deaton's & Robert Walton’s full length Seren Poetry Collections:

Paul Deaton A Watchful Astronomy (PBS Winter Recommended)

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Robert Walton Sax Burglar Blues

Both poets will be reading exclusively from their books for the first time and signing after the readings. They will be accompanied by fellow Spoke poets Claire Williamson and Elizabeth Parker (also Seren poets publishing in 2018). Jazz music will come from Turbine: Bristol's multi-talented Pete Judge - of Get the Blessing, Three Cane Whale & Eyebrow - and Riaan Vosloo - of Nostalgia 77 & Uphill Game.

We really would love to see as many of you there as possible. Your support over the years has made all the difference to us. And this is it. The Big Kahuna!

DOORS OPEN 7:15 / Event Starts 8 pm prompt.


Bios:

Paul Deaton was born in London and raised in Wales. His forthcoming Seren collection is a Poetry Book Society Winter Recommended Book 2017. He was runner-up in the Arvon International Poetry Competition 2010, winner of the SaveAs Writers International Poetry Prize 2016. His work appears regularly in The Spectator, is included in York Notes for GCSE Unseen poetry study guide ( 2017) and in various magazines and anthologies including PN Review, The London Magazine, The Dark Horse, New Boots & Pantisocracies. Eyewear published his pamphlet Black Knight (2016). A marathon runner, he has a degree in psychology, works in the NHS and is a counsellor in training in Bristol.

Robert Walton’s first collection, Workings, won the Welsh Arts Council’s New Poet Award back in 1978. He stopped writing for 20 years but resumed in the late 90s, working with artists in dance, music, film and story-telling, and recorded a cd, Nomad ’64, with cult band Mopti. He went on to write for community theatre and the TV drama-documentary, Fighting to the End, before his pamphlet, Waiting for the Wave, appeared in 2012. Having recently completed his PhD, he teaches creative writing at Cardiff University, in schools and community workshops, and is a member of Bristol-based poetry group, The Spoke, and green theatre company, Inklings Productions.

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