January saw the departure of Shark-obsessed Anna, as she heads back to her homeland Sweden. But she managed to organise two fantastic poetry events before we let her leave.
The first event took place at the Poetry Library at the Southbank Centre on 2nd February and explored Allen Ginsberg and the story of Howl. The event was over-subscribed which is why it is getting its first mention retrospectively, as we didn’t want to cause disappointment that you wouldn’t be able to get in.
Secondly, on March 5th the Poetry Cafe will play host to a night celebrating the work of Allen Ginsberg. In a unique evening of poetry celebrating the release of the motion picture “Howl” young British poets will read and respond to the work and life of Allen Ginsberg at the Poetry Café. An indelible influence on poets across the globe, both for his groundbreaking work and his ecstatic philosophy, this evening will be a chance to see how the poetry of Ginsberg has permeated into the consciousness of generations of poets coming to prominence after his death. The night will see readings directly from the text of Ginsberg as well as original works written for the occasion.
Saturday March 5th 6.30pm for a 7pm start.
The Poetry Café 22 Betterton Street Covent Garden London WC2
Free entry, places limited.
Featuring Darran Anderson, Tim Atkins, Sean Bonney, Patrick Coyle, Emily Critchley, Stephen Emmerson, Nathan Hamilton, Jeff Hilson, Sarah Kelly, Rufo Quintavalle, Sam Riviere, Marcus Slease, Linus Slug, Jack Underwood, James Wilkes and more…
And whilst you’re reading may I recommend taking a look at Anna’s rather splendid tumblr.