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Jill Abram presents Stablemates: A Poetry Salon with Grace Nichols, Miriam Nash and Chrissy Williams of Bloodaxe Books

Wednesday 28th June 19:00 - 20:30 at London - Piccadilly

Join us for an evening with poets from Bloodaxe Books, so named after Erik Bloodaxe, the last Viking king of independent Northumbria. It sells more poetry books than any other subsidised publisher in Britain. 

Readings will start promptly at 7:30pm.

Joining us on the evening will be:

Grace Nichols, whose poetry offers social commentary with a light-hearted approach. Her poems blend creole with English so beg to be spoken aloud. Memories of her Guyana childhood mingle with sleeping spectres of dreams and folk legends in her latest collection, The Insomnia Poems. This poetry is not only rich in music and an easy lyricism, but also grit, earthy honesty and a willingness to be vulnerable and clean.

Chrissy Williams has published six pamphlets, one of which was shortlisted for a Michael Marks Award. She is Director of the annual Free Verse: Poetry Book Fair and currently works as a comics editor. In her first full collection, Bear, you’ll be transported from the British Library via the Alps to the International Space Station. From start to finish, these wonderfully various, entertaining and original poems speak the language of compassion, intimacy and faith.

Miriam Nash received an Eric Gregory Award in 2015 and was runner-up for the Edwin Morgan Poetry Award in 2016. Voices of the Isle of Erraid, where she spent her early years, echo through her first collection, All the Prayers in the House, which holds at its heart the rupture and re-imagining of a family. These anarchic poems are the product of an original and febrile mind. A blast.

Tickets for this event cost £8 in advance (or £10 on the door) and include a glass of wine. Tickets are available online, in store and by phone. For any questions or queries please do get in touch. 


Further details: 02078512400

London - Piccadilly Waterstones, London - Piccadilly
Wednesday 28th June 19:00 - 20:30

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