Storm and Golden Sky

Up the stairs (at the back of the barroom) at the Caledonia pub, Catharine Street, in the Georgian Quarter, Liverpool, £4, 7 pm spot-on start!

FRIDAY 27th June 2014

Holly Pester & Evan Jones

Holly Pester is a sound poet, archive-curator and researcher based in London.She has recently completed a practice-based PhD in poetics at Birkbeck, University of London titled, ‘Making Speech-Matter: Recurring Mediations in Sound Poetics and Its Contemporary Practice’. Her practice-work experiments in frequencies of speech, song and articulated noise through performance and installation. She has performed at art events including the Prague MicroFestival 2012, Text Festival 2011 and Serpentine Poetry Marathon 2009, and was a writer in residence at dOCUMENTA 13. Holly Pester’s poetry collection, Hoofs, was released with if p then q press in 2011. See (or rather hear):

Evan Jones was born in Toronto. A dual citizen of Canada and Greece, he has lived in Britain since 2005. He has a PhD in English and Creative Writing from the University of Manchester and has taught at York University in Toronto, and in Britain at the University of Bolton and Liverpool John Moores University. His first collection, Nothing Fell Today But Rain (2003), was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry. He is co-editor of the anthologyModern Canadian Poets (Carcanet, 2010).He is working on a new translation of Cavafy for Carcanet. Did you know Cavafy lived just round the corner from tonight’s venue? Evan did.


Born of a Liverpool taste for variety and drama, Storm and Golden Sky offers literary high style from across the poetic landscape. Programmed by a collective of Liverpool-based poets, Michael Egan, Nathan Jones, Robert Sheppard and Eleanor Rees.

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