Reading Group Meeting: ‘Paean to Place’ by Lorine Niedecker
9th March 2017, 6pm @ University of Nottingham, Trent Building Room A35
Please join us for a friendly discussion on the poem ‘Paean to Place’ by the American poet Lorine Niedecker (1903 – 1970). The poem can be found online here. We are also looking at a page from Niedecker’s journal titled ‘Lake Superior Country’. Please contact the organiser if you would like a copy of this text.
All welcome! Refreshments will be provided.
Poetry Performance Evening: Colin Herd, Iain Morrison, and Vicky Sparrow
29th March 2017, 7pm @ Five Leaves Bookshop
Colin Herd is a poet, fiction writer and critic based in Edinburgh. His first collection of poems too ok was published by BlazeVOX in 2011 and a second full-length collection Glovebox was published by Knives Forks and Spoons Press in 2013. Colin’s work has been anthologised in the Forward Book of Poetry 2015 and Dear World and Everyone in It (Bloodaxe, 2013).
‘Colin Herd’s too ok is a treasure trove of razzle-dazzle stylings, superfine wit, charismatic discretion, and a vacuuming tenderness. Herd’s gift for words is exquisite and adventurous and armed to the teeth, and these poems are its perfect measurements.’—Dennis Cooper
Currently based in Edinburgh, Iain Morrison has a frequently collaborative practice as a writer, working in poetry and live literature. Projects have included Subject Index a durational installation of the complete poems of Emily Dickinson developed in residency at Forest Centre+ and toured to Berlin’s SOUNDOUT! New Ways of Presenting Literature Festival in 2014, and a night of drag queen poetry at Scottish Poetry Library in 2016 which bagged him a Creative Edinburgh award. Publishing includes MARQUE, a pamphlet with If A Leaf Falls Press (2017), and poems in anthologies and magazines including Kakania (Austrian Cultural Forum 2015), HOAX and Gutter. A first collection comes out with Vagabond Voices later this year.
Vicky Sparrow is completing a PhD on the poet-activist Anna Mendelssohn at Birkbeck, University of London. Her writing can be found in datableed, Kakania, Litmus and the Literateur and she serves as reviews editor for the Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry. Her first pamphlet Notes to Selves is published by Zarf.
Admission for this event is £3 and refreshments will be available. Booking is recommended. To attend this event, please RSVP to fiveleaves.bookshopevents@