New Walk Editions - Poetry Pamphlet Launch

Posted by jcm22 at Oct 31, 2018 02:40 PM |
9 November 2018 - Please join us for the launch of our two new poetry pamphlets, featuring readings from Moniza Alvi, Veronika Krasnova and Mike Barlow.

Details

Date: Friday 9 November 2018
Time: 7pm-8.30pm
Venue: Studio 1, Attenborough Arts Centre, Lancaster Road
Admission: FREE (plus a free glass of wine!) No booking required.

Contact: Nick Everett


Overview

Moniza Alvi and Veronika Krasnova will be reading from 'Bitter Berries', their new versions of later poems by Marina Tsvetaeva (1892-1941), considered by many to be the most important Russian poet of her generation, bittersweet, passionate poems about exile and conflict. And Mike Barlow will be reading from his pamphlet, 'Some Kind of Ghost', a wonderfully diverse collection that plays with parallel realities, the alternatives – imagined and remembered – that shadow the everyday and taken-for-granted.

Profiles

Moniza Alvi’s Homesick for the Earth, her versions of the French poet Jules Supervielle, was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2011. She received a Cholmondeley Award in 2002. Three of her poetry collections have been shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Her most recent book is Blackbird, Bye, Bye (Bloodaxe, 2018).

Veronika Krasnova graduated from Moscow University where she studied English and American literature. Her most recent translation was a selection of poetry by a contemporary Russian poet Stanislav Smelyansky, to appear in Holocaust Poetry: An Anthology edited by Jean Boase-Beier (Arc Publications). She teaches Russian language at UEA.

Mike Barlow’s first collection, Living on the Difference (Smith Doorstop, 2004), won the Poetry Business Book and Pamphlet Competition and was shortlisted for the Jerwood Aldeburgh prize. This was followed by two further collections, Another Place (Salt, 2007) and Charmed Lives (Smith|Doorstop, 2012), and a number of pamphlets, one of which, Amicable Numbers (Templar, 2008) was a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice. He is a former winner of The National Poetry Competition.

Download a copy of the event flyer (.pdf)

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