Storm and Golden Sky: Natasha Borton and John Redmond

Friday 25th September, 7 PM start, £5. Up the stairs (at the back of the bar room) at the Caledonia pub, Catharine Street, in the Georgian Quarter, Liverpool.

Natasha Borton is Welsh writer. She is part of Voicebox Collective in Wrexham, North Wales and Talking Doorsteps, the international collective with Roundhouse and British Arts Council. She has been published in Litmus, Erbacce, For Books Sake and threeandahalfpointnine. Natasha performs regularly in North Wales and the North West including the Bluecoat, Everyman and Playhouse and The Lowry. Natasha was runner up for the Erbacce prize and her chapbook Signed Asbestos will be coming out late 2015.

John Redmond was born in Dublin in 1967. After completing a D. Phil on the subject of contemporary poetry at Oxford, he taught for two years at Macalester College in Minnesota. Currently he is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Liverpool. MUDe and Thumb’s Width are published by Carcanet. He reviews poetry widely and was associated with the poetry magazine, Thumbscrew. He has published a textbook How to Write a Poem (Oxford: Blackwell) and was the editor of James Liddy: Selected Poems (Dublin: Arlen House). His critical book Poetry and Privacy: Questioning Public Interpretations of Contemporary British and Irish Poetry has just been published by Seren.

The Wolf in Manchester

The Wolf magazine launch

@ The International Anthony Burgess Foundation

Chorlton Mill, 3 Cambridge St, Manchester M1 5BY

On Monday 28th July. Time 7.30pm.

The Wolf, a leading international poetry magazine, arrives in Manchester to launch issue 30, with readings from Ilya Kaminsky, John Redmond, Scott Thurston and Sophie Mayer.

Hosted by James Byrne, Editor of The Wolf.

Free Entry. RSVP via Eventbrite:

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There will be some wine available on the night.

The Wolf is a hugely influential literary magazine with a transatlantic readership. Ithas been publishing poetry, reviews, visual art and critical prose since 2002 and is now based in the North West. This event will launch issue 30 of the magazine with readings from Ilya Kaminsky, a poet from Odessa, Ukraine regarded by many as one of the leading poets of his generation and launching his debut collection in England Dancing in Odessa (Arc Publications). Carolyn Forché said of his work that he is“a poet of promise fulfilled. I am in awe of his gifts”. He edited the Ecco Anthology of International Poetry and lives in San Diego. John Redmond is the author of two collections of poems, Thumb’s Width and MUDe—both published by Manchester-based press Carcanet—the former having been longlisted for The Guardian First Book Award. Scott Thurston’s most recent book of poetry is Reverses Heart’s Reassembly (Veer, 2011). He teaches at the University of Salford, co-edits the Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry and co-runs The Other Room reading series in Manchester. Sophie Mayer is a poet, editor and literary and film critic. She is currently Poet in Residence at Archive of the Now and her recent books include Her Various Scalpels (Shearsman Books, 2009) and The Private Parts of Girls (Salt, 2011). Her latest book, (O), will appear from Arc Publications next year.