Cardiff Poetry Experiment

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Cardiff Poetry Experiment

Doors open at 7pm, readings promptly at 7:30pm
Free admission, followed by drinks and discussion

Butetown History and Arts Centre
4 Dock Chambers, Stryd Bute, Cardiff Bay

Cris Paul
Zoë Skoulding

SMSteele is a PhD researcher at Exeter, an installation artist and a widely published Canadian poet. She accompanied the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry as an official Canadian war artist – her country’s first poet to do so – from 2008-2010 on their road to war to Afghanistan. Suzanne is a founding member of eXegesis poetry collective, and librettist of the 270-person symphonic work, Afghanistan: Requiem for a Generation (2012). Her work has been broadcast internationally.

Cris Paul is a writer and artist from Wales, based in Caerphilly. His work could be described as ‘late modernist’, and through Bob Cobbing’s Writers Forum workshop, his time living in South America, his outlook was shaped enormously. His poetry, journalism, and criticism have been published widely in the Guardian as well as vital small press publications (Skald, Openned, Bad Press, Greatworks, Onedit). He has contributed to Wales Arts Review and Poetry Wales. His first book, Mantras for the City from the City, was published by Writers Forum and his second, Stenia Cultas Handbook, by Veer Books.

Zoë Skoulding is a poet, translator, editor and critic. She has published four collections of poetry, most recently The Museum of Disappearing Sounds (Seren, 2013), shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry, and Remains of a Future City (Seren, 2008). She has performed her work at many international festivals, often incorporating electronic sound in her readings as well as collaborating with musicians. Her monograph Contemporary Women’s Poetry and Urban Space: Experimental Cities was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2013, and she was editor of Poetry Wales from 2008-2014. She is a Senior Lecturer in the School of English at Bangor University.

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