Saltmarsh Reading, 7 Oct 2013 at Burnham Market

Burnham Market Village Hall

At Saltmarsh Poetry on Monday 7 October I’ll be reading a selection of poems, including The Manager and a new sequence I’m working on called My Daughter Is an Alien, and taking questions from the audience. There will also be floorspots available on the night.

Saltmarsh takes place at the village hall in Burnham Market (Beacon Hill Road, PE31 8ET) near the north Norfolk coastline, 7–9pm, and is run by Sally Festing. If you have any questions about Saltmarsh, you can contact Sally on There’s an optional £6 donation to cover wine and venue hire.

About Robin

Robin Vaughan-Williams is a poet, poetry producer, and author of The Manager (Happenstance, 2010). He’s organised live literature events in Nottingham, Sheffield and London, pioneered Skype-poetry, and instigated Nottingham’s first Festival of Words in 2013. His poetry has appeared in various places, including Poems Underwater, Under the Radar, and Long Poem Magazine, and has been described as ‘grim, funny, haunting, beautiful’ (Helena Nelson).

About The Manager

Charting the backwaters of managerial reality, with its penchant for injustice and absurdity, The Manager hovers somewhere between the fantastic and the everyday.

In the valley tower blocks have broken free of their foundations
and are ringing roses in the sky
rippling their pastel bodywork.

They have heard
the manager is coming.

(Manager #14)

‘From satire on an organisation to pure surrealism, the sequence mutates as madly as the manager, and provides a joyful object-lesson in how to mine genuine poetry from the most banal depths of modern life.’ (George Simmer)

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