Jill Abram presents Stablemates
Thursday 27th October 19:00 at London - Piccadilly
Jo Bell’s most recent poetry collection Kith delights in a belting, beautiful turn-of-phrase through lyrical and joyous poems. They take us the long way home, plot histories along the route of backwaters, and are occasionally diverted for a roll in the hay; hearts are broken and boats are dry-docked. But we are always in the company of wise and faithful kith. Jo is an archaeologist, boat dweller and erstwhile director of National Poetry Day; as poetry pundit and deviser of online poetry community 52, she has also published The Very Best of 52: A Poem for Every Week of the Year.
Isobel Dixon grew up in South Africa, where her debut, Weather Eye, won the Olive Schreiner Prize. Her fourth collection, Bearings, takes readers on a journey to far-flung and sometimes dark places. From Robben Island to Hiroshima, Egypt to Edinburgh, the West Bank and beyond, these poems are forays of discovery and resistance, of arrival and loss. Bearings sings of love too, and pays homage to lost friends and poets – the voices of John Berryman, Michael Donaghy, Robert Louis Stevenson and others all echo here.
Rishi Dastidar is a member of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen, a fellow of The Complete Works 2, a consulting editor at The Rialto and teaches for The Poetry School. His debut collection Ticker Tape will be published in 2017 and will be available for pre-order at this Stablemates event and will come with an invitation to its London launch.
Readings will start promptly at 7.30pm.
Tickets are £5 and can be bought on the night, but please RSVP by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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