Poetry at Lee Rosy’s, 9 May 2012

Anna Robinson, the author The Finders of London and editor of Long Poem Magazine, is visiting Nottingham on Wednesday 9 May, and will be reading downstairs at Lee Rosy’s Tea from 7pm that evening with Georgina Lock, Wayne Burrows, and myself (Robin Vaughan-Williams).

I first saw Anna reading alongside Jo Roach at the Torriano Meeting House in London in 2007, and was so impressed I promptly invited them both up to Sheffield for Spoken Word Antics. Songs from the Flats, her first pamphlet, weaves an urban dreamtime round a Waterloo housing estate as she explores the lives and voices of its inhabitants. The Finders of London, which builds on Songs, was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Poetry Centre Prize for Poetry in 2011.

Entrance £4/£3 (concessions)
Lee Rosy’s Tea, 17 Broad Street, Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 3AJ
7pm start, Wednesday 9 May 2012

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About the Poets

Anna Robinson

Anna RobinsonAnna Robinson was born and lives in London. As part of Poetry International and the South Bank Centre’s Trading Places project, Robinson was Poet in Residence in Lower Marsh in 2006. Her pamphlet, Songs from the flats (Hearing Eye, 2006), which draws on this experience, was a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice.

Her first full-length collection, The Finders of London, was published by Enitharmon Press in 2010. Her work has also appeared in several journals and anthologies, including Poetry London, Magma, Brittle Star, the reater, In The Company of Poets (Hearing Eye 2003) and Oxford Poets 2007 (Oxford/Carcanet). She is a founding editor for Not Shut Up! and the newly established Long Poem Magazine.

Listen to Anna read on the Spoken Word Antics Sound Archive (you’ll need to enter the username and password displayed in the right-hand column on the Sound Archive page).

Wayne Burrows

Wayne Burrows (photo by Nick Rawle)Wayne Burrows has published three collections to date, Marginalia (Peterloo), Emblems (Shoestring) and The Apple Sequence (Orchard Editions). He was writer in residence at Nottingham Contemporary during Spring 2011, has edited Staple magazine since 2008, and is currently based at Primary Studios, Nottingham.

Georgina Lock

Georgina LockGeorgina Lock’s one-act play Daddy’s Bed, was performed at Lee Rosy’s as part of Nottingham’s Triliteral Festival (2010). She has also written, directed and produced short films including The Unicyclist, Short, White Pleated and The Pick Up. Her short fiction is published in various anthologies and literary magazines.

Robin Vaughan-Williams

Robin Vaughan-Williams (Oct 2009)Robin’s sequence The Manager, which charts the backwaters of managerial reality, was published by Happenstance Press in 2010, and his work has also appeared in publications such as Fuselit, Under the Radar, and Long Poem Magazine. He has run numerous live literature events, such as Spoken Word Antics in Sheffield and Word of Mouth in Nottingham, has produced several collaborative poetry performances, and presented the Spoken Word Antics radio show for Sheffield Live. He is also Development Director at Nottingham Writers’ Studio.

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