Carcanet Showcase

13th September 2012 19:00
Kings Place
90 York Way, N1 9AG
Poet in the City and Carcanet journey around the globe presented a fantastic series of four events, showcasing international English-language poets.

Projections - Fri 14th 6.30pm

From the far corners of Scotland and South Africa, Poet in the City and Carcanet presented two exceptional new talents, William Letford and Katharine Kilalea.

William Letford is a rising star of the Spoken Word scene; roofer turned poet, his first collection, Bevel, was published by Carcanet in August 2012.

South African born Katharine Kilalea’s first book One Eye’d Leigh was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award and long listed for the Dylan Thomas Prize for writers under 30.

Coordinates - Fri 14th 7.45pm

Exploring the vast connections between ourselves and our landscapes, Poet in the City and Carcanet were delighted to host two accomplished and powerful poetic voices.

Belfast born Sinéad Morrissey is a multi award winning poet whose work has placed her firmly on the poetry map. Her latest collection Through the Square Window was published by Carcanet in 2009.

‘Raise high the roof beams, here comes a strong new presence in poetry’ was one reviewer’s response to Kei Miller’s debut collection Kingdom of Empty Bellies. There Is an Anger That Moves, was published by Carcanet in October 2007, A Light Song of Light in 2010. He is also the editor of Carcanet's New Caribbean Poetry: An Anthology.

Currents - Sat 15th 3.45pm

Continuing their mission to promote the best of international English Language poets, and giving the series a transatlantic feel, Poet in the City and Carcanet were delighted to present two American born poets Julith Jedamus and Dan Burt.

Both now live in London, and both have produced much heralded first collections in 2012 (Dan Burt: We Look Like This, Judith Jedamus: The Swerve). Don’t miss this great opportunity to experience two exciting new poetic voices.

Latitudes - Sat 15th 5pm

On the final leg of their voyage, Poet in the City and Carcanet explored poetic latitudes from the tip of Africa to the northern corners of Ireland.

Carola Luther spent her childhood in South Africa and received immediate recognition for her inspired collection Walking the Animals, shortlisted for Forward Best First Collection Prize in 2004. Arguing with Malarchy appeared in 2011. She is Poet in Residence this year at the WordsworthTrust.

Peter McDonald was born and grew up in Belfast. A prominent critic of modern and contemporary poetry, his Collected Poems will be published by Carcanet in September 2012. Two acclaimed, fresh and exciting voices, they represent some of the very best in contemporary poetry.
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