This event takes place at the Richard Jefferies Museum, Marlborough Road, Coate, Swindon SN3 6AA
Intense and exacting reading from three of Britain’s rawest readers.
Melissa Lee-Houghton was born in Wythenshawe, Manchester. She was named a Next Generation Poet 2014 following her second collection, Beautiful Girls. Her most recent book of poetry Sunshine was published by Penned in the Margins in 2016 and saw her shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award, Ted Hughes Award and Forward Prize for Best Single Poem.
Daniel Sluman’s bleak brilliance in the terrible is a masterclass in the power of poetry to confront difficult subject matter with accuracy and painstaking openness. These are rigorous and exacting poems, that dare to go to some of the darkest places and speak with stark precision.
Alex Josephy lives in London and Italy. Her poetry pamphlet Other Blackbirds was published by Cinnamon Press in March 2016. Her poems have appeared in magazines and anthologies in print and online, and have won awards including the McLellan prize 2014 and the Battered Moons prize 2013. She was poet in residence at Rainham Hall, Essex in June 2016, and in Markham Square, Chelsea, in 2017. Lately she’s been thinking a lot about leaves.
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