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Poetry London is one of the UK’s leading national and international poetry magazines. This event will offer the opportunity to hear poets from its Autumn 2018 issue, alongside prize-winners from the Poetry London Clore Prize and the prize judge, esteemed poet Kwame Dawes. The evening will be introduced by the magazine’s Poetry Editor, Ahren Warner.
Robert Herbert McClean is an Irish writer and audio-visual artist. His debut book, Pangs!, was published by Test Centre. His debut album, AKA Infinity, was released by Blank Editions. He has a forthcoming chapbook of prose, Skrubolz Garbillkore, was commissioned by Maria Fusco as part of her Dialecty project and published by Bookworks in association with The Common Guild. The evening will include a screening from McClean’s Song for Ireland.
Laura Elliott is a poet and library worker in London. Her first collection, lemon, egg, bread was published by Test Centre in 2017. She co-edits the poetry publishing experiment para·text with Angus Sinclair.
Kwame Dawes is the author of twenty-one books of poetry, and numerous other works of fiction, criticism and essays. His most recent collection City of Bones: A Testament appeared from Northwestern University Press in 2017. His awards include the Forward Prize, The Musgrave Silver Medal, several Pushcart Prizes, The Barnes and Noble Writers for Writers Award, and an Emmy. He is Glenna Luschei Editor of Prairie Schooner, Associate Poetry Editor for Peepal Tree Books, and Director of the African Poetry Book Fund. He also serves as Chancellor Professor of English at the University of Nebraska.