Jill Abram presents Stablemates; A Poetry Salon Ruth Padel, Liz Berry and Kayo Chingonyi
Thursday 25th May 19:00 - 20:30 at London - Piccadilly
Readings start promptly at 7:30pm
Ruth Padel’s 52 Ways of Looking at a Poem has helped many learn how reading modern poetry can change their lives. She has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot prize four times, most recently for Learning to Make an Oud in Nazareth. Her latest book is Tidings – A Christmas Journey. Sexy, strong, rhythmic, passionate, fully alive and a whiz with words. (Jeanette Winterson)
Liz Berry’s first full collection, Black Country, won many awards including the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. The best way to experience the vernacular and dialect of these ecstatic, quicksilver poems, ablaze with originality, curiosity and a passion for words (Ruth Padel) is to hear Liz speak them.
Kayo Chingonyi is a fellow of The Complete Works II and Malika’s Poetry Kitchen. In 2012 he won the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize and represented Zambia at Poetry Parnassus. He has been shortlisted twice for the Brunel University African Poetry Prize. His debut, Kumukanda, rendered in poems that are elegant yet conversational, fluent yet profoundly skilful, touched with heart-stopping lyricism (Henry Shukman) will be on sale at Stablemates ahead of its publication in June.
Chatto & Windus is the oldest ccntinuous imprint at Penguin Ramdon House UK. Founded in 1855 by John Camden Hotten, it was sold on his death in 1873 to his junior partner Andrew Chatto, who took on the minor poet W.E Windus as a sleeping partner.
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