Storm and Golden Sky at the Caledonia FRIDAY 27th May 2016
Up the stairs (at the back of the barroom, above the pub name, above) at the Caledonia pub, Catharine Street, in the Georgian Quarter, Liverpool, £5, 7.30 pm spot-on start!
Sophie Mayer and Jeff Hilson
Sophie Mayer is a writer, editor and educator. Her poetry has been translated into Russian, Greek, Dutch, and Japanese, and has appeared on poster hoardings in Dublin and as part of Yoko Ono’s Meltdown 2013. With Mark Burnhope and Sarah Crewe, she developed the recent wave of UK poetry activism, including the Sabotage Award-winning Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot, Binders Full of Women, and Morning Star award-winning Fit to Work: Poets against Atos. She works with English PEN, and was the Archive of the Now’s first Poet in Residence. Previous collections include Her Various Scalpels (Shearsman, 2009), The Private Parts of Girls (Salt, 2011), Kiss Off (Oystercatcher, 2011) and signs of the sistership(with Sarah Crewe, KFS, 2013). (0) is published by Arc.
Jeff Hilson has written stretchers (Reality Street 2006), Bird bird (Landfill 2009) and In The Assarts (Veer 2010). He also edited The Reality Street Book of Sonnets (Reality Street 2008). He is currently working on a sequence called “Organ Music” parts of which will appear in a comprehensive selection of his poems to be published by Egg Box in 2016. He runs the reading series Xing the Line and teaches Creative Writing at the University of Roehampton, London.
More here: http://www.modernpoetry.org.uk/introjh.html