Listings for forthcoming readings and events featuring Longbarrow Press poets.
Alistair Noon and Matthew Clegg
The Fat Cat, 23 Alma Street, Sheffield, S3 8SA
Thursday 24 October 2019 | 7.30pm | Admission free
Matthew Clegg and Alistair Noon read from work linked to Russia and Russian poetry. Matthew Clegg will give a dramatised reading of his Holodets sequence from his recent collection Cazique, together with Ray Hearne. Holodets tracks the relationship and breakdown of communication between an unknown British poet and a Russian immigrant, in sonnets, epigrams and songs, and is interspersed with loose versions of Pushkin poems. Alistair Noon gives his first UK reading from Concert at a Railway Station: Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam, published last year by Shearsman Books. Born in 1891, Osip Mandelstam is widely considered one of Russia’s greatest poets. From his early Acmeist affiliations with Anna Akhmatova and others, he went on to mesh his classical influences with those of the Futurists to create an intense and lyrical work cut short by his death in a Gulag transit camp near Vladivostok in 1938. Admission free: all welcome.
Carlisle Poetry Symposium
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Castle Street, Carlisle CA3 8TP
Saturday 16 November 2019 | 11am-5pm | Admission free
A one-day poetry symposium with several Featured Poets (including Mark Goodwin, reading from his new Longbarrow collection Rock as Gloss, artist and writer Emma Bolland, and Longbarrow editor/publisher Brian Lewis), a pop-up bookshop, and open mic slots available throughout the day. Further details to follow. Admission free; all welcome.
Humanities Research Institute, Gell Street, Sheffield S3 7QY
Monday 25 November 2019 | 6.30pm | Admission free
Longbarrow poet Angelina D’Roza and others read as part of the University of Sheffield’s Centre for Poetry and Poetics series. Admission free; all welcome.