Kings Place Festival

14th September 2013 14:00
Kings Place
90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
Poet in the City presented a showcase of fantastic contemporary poets from acclaimed publisher Bloodaxe, champion of some of the most important new poetry being written in the UK and internationally.

This special event showcased three of their celebrated poets, provided a unique opportunity to experience live readings from newly published works.

Fleur Adcock reads from Glass Wings
Clare Pollard reads from Ovid's Heroines
Ahren Warner reads from Pretty

Fleur Adcock’s poetry has received numerous awards, many of them from her native New Zealand, and she won a Cholmondeley Award in 1976. She was awarded an OBE in 1996. A collected edition of Fleur Adcock's poetry, Poems 1960-2000, was published in 2000, and she is a regular contributor to, as well as editor and translator of, poetry anthologies. She was awarded the Queen's Medal for Poetry in 2006, and in 2008 was named Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to literature.

Clare Pollard’s first collection of poetry, The Heavy-Petting Zoo (Bloodaxe, 1998) was written whilst she was still at school, and received an Eric Gregory Award. It was followed by Bedtime (Bloodaxe, 2002) and Look, Clare! Look! (Bloodaxe, 2005). In 2003 The Independent named her one of their Top Writers Under 30. Clare’s first play The Weather (Faber, 2004) premiered at the Royal Court Theatre.

Ahren Warner’s first collection of poems, Confer, was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, he was awarded an Arts Foundation Fellowship in 2012 and his second collection, Pretty, is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. He is poetry editor of Poetry London.
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