Poetry fans, I have exciting things to tell you about a number of our poets!
First up: Salena Godden, whose show Stir It Up – 50 Years of Writing Jamaica was broadcast on Radio 4 on Monday and is available here on BBC iPlayer for the next five days! This is an excellent opportunity to hear some of Salena’s work, as well as reflections on the literary heritage of Jamaica on the fiftieth anniversary of its independence. You can find out bit more about Salena on her Nasty Little Press profile page and her blog.
Next on my list of Things To Tell You is that Tim Clare got a fantastic review of his debut collection Pub Stuntman from Sabotage Reviews. You can check it out here, but here’s a lovely highlight:
It is the little turns of comedy that make Pub Stuntman such a breath of fresh air and such an enjoyable and easy collection to read. There is none of the heavy-handed ‘ULTIMATE SOUL PAIN’ that Clare mocks, and he is the polar opposite of the poet who, in the collection’s final poem, wears ‘his condescension / like a giant gilt-edged monocle.’
And now, like Columbo, One More Thing: The Latitude Poetry Club at 8:00pm on Wednesday 19th September at the Norwich Arts Centre. Featuring Luke Kennard, Sam Riviere and NLP poet Martin Figura, the evening will be hosted by Luke Wright, also an NLP favourite, and will cost £7 (£5 concessions). Buy your tickets here before they sell out!
That’s it! That’s all my things! Until next time!