Modern Love

05th September 2009 17:00
Kings Place
90 York Way, N1 9AG
Voice Recognition showcased the work of a talented new wave of poets from Britain and Ireland who are just now starting to make their mark. None has yet published a first book of poems. All are likely to produce distinctively different debut collections in the next few years. Poet in the City presented twelve of these younger poets in a back-to-back series of three New Audiences events marking the launch of this ground-breaking new anthology, published by Bloodaxe.
James Fenton has called the love poem the 'little black cocktail dress' that every collection of poetry should contain. But how to avoid the clichés?

Joe Dunthorne, Sophie Robinson, Emily Berry and Sarah Jackson took the age-old subject of love to surprising new directions, from a history of corsetry to a guide to ‘future dating’.
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