Contemporary poetry sponsored by The Sutton Gallery
Red Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, 6th May, 8.30
FREE but please book via eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/matthew-welton-and-lila-matsumoto-tickets-24568533144
Matthew Welton was born in Nottingham in 1969. He received the Jerwood-Aldeburgh First Collection Prize for “The Book of Matthew” (Carcanet, 2003), which was a Guardian Book of the Year. His second collection from Carcanet was 2009’s “We needed coffee but…”, which was followed by the pamphlet “Waffles” from F.U.N.E.X. He is Assistant Professor in Writing and Creativity at the University of Nottingham.
Lila Matsumoto is based in Glasgow. Publications include Allegories from my Kitchen (Sad Press, 2015) and the forthcoming Soft Troika (If a Leaf Falls Press). Poems have recently appeared in Tripwire, Zarf, DATABLEED, and Gnomerro. From 2010 to 2014 she ran the little magazine SCREE and ran a reading and music performance series under its banner ((https://screemagazine.wordpress.com/). Currently, Lila is working on a project which explores the relation between poetics and sculpture, and co-organising Outside-In/Inside-Out, a poetry festival which will be held in Glasgow in October-November 2016 (https://outsidepoetryfestival.wordpress.com/).