Coffee-House Poetry at the Troubadour

Robert will be reading in a showcase ensemble “Across Oceans” with Paul Deaton, Lynne Hjelmgaard, Joshua Weiner, D. Nurkse, Claire Williamson, Geraldine Paine at the iconic Troubadour Cafe in Earls Court. Arrive early for seating.

D. Nurkse lives in New York, has worked as street musician, construction worker & harpsichord builder, & has published 10 poetry collections including A Night in Brooklyn (Knopf, 2012). Lecturer & former actress Geraldine Paine lives in Kent, is a founder member of poetry group Scatterlings & has two Lapwing pamphlets, latest, The Beginnings of Trees (2013). Former art-teacher & sailor, Lynne Hjelmgaard (b. NYC), moved to Denmark in 1971 & now lives in London & Copenhagen: latest from Seren, A Boat Called Annalise (2016). Bristol-based art-consultant & runner, Paul Deaton has had poems in The Spectator, PN Review, London Magazine & The Dark Horse: his debut poetry pamphlet Black Knight has just been published by Eyewear. Claire Williamson has written libretti for Welsh National Opera & Bristol Plays Music: latest poetry publication Split Ends (Eyewear, 2016). Boston-born Joshua Weiner grew up in New Jersey, studied at Northwestern & Berkeley, & edited At the Barriers: On the Poetry of Thom Gunn: his latest poetry collection is The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish (Univ. Chicago, 2013). Plus guitarist and singer Henry Fajemirokun.

Two Poetry Readings in London in May

After a long thaw, I am looking forward to two poetry readings in London in the month of May.

First, I am returning to the Troubadour Cafe in Earls court for “Across Oceans“, a trans-Atlantic evening of poetry hosted by Anne-Marie Fyfe on Monday, May 9th at 8pm.

Next, I will find my way to the basement of the Poetry Café in Soho for a Shuffle evening dubbed “A Bottle of Sparkling Pop” (after Kenneth Koch) hosted by Hilda Sheehan. That’s on Saturday, May 28th at 7.30 pm.

Both promise really interesting lineups, including Joshua Weiner at the Troubadour and Emily Harrison at the Poetry Café. Do come out and join us if you can.

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