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Poet in the City Presents: Richard Scott

Sat 9 Jun
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Poet in the City Presents: Richard Scott

To celebrate the publication of Soho (Faber & Faber, 2018), Matthew Hollis, guitar, and Richard Scott, countertenor, will be performing music by John Dowland, Jolie Holland and Luke Kelly, with texts by W. B. Yeats and Patrick Kavanagh. Interspersing music with his own poetry, Richard will also be reading from Soho, and, together with Matthew, discussing how poetry and music are intertwined through rhythm, cadence and feeling.

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Richard Scott was born in London in 1981. His poems have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies including Poetry Review, Poetry London, PN ReviewSwimmers, The Poetry of Sex (Penguin) and Butt Magazine. He has been a winner of the Wasafiri New Writing Prize, a Jerwood/Arvon Poetry Mentee and a member of the Aldeburgh 8. His pamphlet Wound (Rialto) won the Michael Marks Poetry Award 2016 and his poem ‘crocodile’ won the 2017 Poetry London Competition. Soho (Faber & Faber) is his first book.

Date & time:Sat 9 Jun – 3pm
Venue:St Pancras Room

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