Grevel Lindop and Matt Merritt read from their poetry
from 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Launch Event for New Walk Magazine
Chair: Rory Waterman
New Walk is a new magazine for poetry and the arts, published from Leicester each spring and autumn, featuring an eclectic mix of the best formalist and experimentalist poetry and everything between. The magazine also carries insightful and entertaining articles, features, reviews, interviews, fiction and art. Issue 1 includes work by David Mason, Andrew Motion, Alison Brackenbury, Tom Leonard, Grevel Lindop, Hilary Menos, Mark Ford and Christine McNeill, among others, and will be available throughout this year’s festival.
Grevel Lindop was born in Liverpool and now lives in Manchester, where he was formerly Professor of English at the Victoria University. Carcanet Press has published six collections of his poems, most recently Selected Poems (2001) and Playing With Fire (2006).
His prose books include The Opium-Eater: A Life of Thomas De Quincey; A Literary Guide to the Lake District; and Travels on the Dance Floor, which was a Radio 4 Book of the Week and was shortlisted as Authors' Club Best Travel Book 2009. His essays and reviews have appeared in many journals including the Economist, the Guardian, the Independent, and the Times Literary Supplement.
He has won the Poetry London Prize and the Stafford Poetry Prize. He is currently writing a biography of the poet, novelist and theologian Charles Williams for Oxford University Press.
Matt Merritt is a poet and journalist from Leicester. He has published a collection, Troy Town (Arrowhead, 2008), and a chapbook, Making The Most Of The Light (HappenStance, 2005). A second collection is forthcoming from Nine Arches.
Rory Waterman is one of the General Editors of New Walk magazine. He is studying for a PhD in the University of Leicester's School of English on 'Belonging and Estrangement in Contemporary British Poetry.'
This is a ticketed event. For free tickets, please contact Embrace Arts (see box top right).
Followed by a book signing.
Drinks and light refreshments will be available for purchase during the interval before the second event of the evening.