Launch reading in London

Tuesday, July 7, 7.30 pm
Peter Philpott, Pete Smith, Simon Smith
at The Apple Tree (upstairs room), 45 Mount Pleasant, Clerkenwell, London WC1X 0AE
Simon Smith is the author of five full-length collections of poetry, the latest is 11781 W. Sunset Boulevard from Shearsman. Half a dozen just like you (Oystercatcher) and Navy (Verisimilitude) are the first two volumes of a ‘trilogy’; the third booklet, Salon Noir, will appear from Equipage in the autumn of 2015. Presently, he is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Kent.
Pete Smith, born & raised in Coventry, emigrated to Canada in 1974. After a long detour returned to poetry in the late 1990s. Has published poetry with Wild Honey Press, Poetical Histories, Great Works & Oystercatcher among others; reviews & essays in Agenda, The Gig, The Paper, The Capilano Review, Crayon & elsewhere. He has given readings at the Kootenay School of Writing & at the final CCCP in 2006. His first full-length collection, Bindings with Discords, was published by Shearsman in February 2015.
Peter Philpott ran Great Works Press and magazine in the 1970s, the now largely quiescent Great Works and modernpoetry.org.uk websites in the 2000s – active online now with Innovative Poetry Readings in London webpage, blogging serial poems (http://a2ndlife.org.uk) & proudly attending Writers Forum Workshop – New Series. He’s launching Ianthe Poems (Shearsman)

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