Thursday March 9th 2017 April Poets Early
at The Storey Auditorium, Storey Institute, Lancaster LA1 1TH 7.30 pm
Doors open 7.15pm
sign up on the door for an open mic slot
This promises to be another eclectic night of poetry: touching on the real, the near, far and the dead. Between them these three poets are prizewinners, powerful performers and convincing ventriloquists of many realities. There will be an open mic slot and music.
David Tait lives in Nanjing, China. His first collection Self-Portrait with Happiness was shortlisted for the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and The Polari First Book Award and received an Eric Gregory Award. His most recent pamphlet, Three Dragon Day, was a winner in The Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition and shortlisted for The Michael Marks Award.
Carola Luther grew up in South Africa and moved to England in 1981. Her first Carcanet collection Walking the Animals was nominated for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 2004. Her second is Arguing with Malarchy .
Jennifer Copley has published five pamphlets and three full-length collections. Her latest pamphlet, Vinegar and Brown Paper, is from Like This Press. U.A. Fanthorpe has described her work as ‘urgent, visceral, written out of a fierce commitment to truth’. Carol Rumens says, ‘There is a Chagall-like, magical-realist quality to Copley’s delicate shape-shifting’ She says ‘I must tell stories. Stories about people (or animals) in improbable situations. I’m interested in how they react and how they resolve (or don’t) the things they face.’
This reading is in association with Lancaster Litfest