Wayne Holloway-Smith Readings

Wayne Holloway-Smith Readings


Wayne Holloway-Smith will be giving readings this year from his first full-length collection Alarum, which was published by Bloodaxe in March 2017 and launched with a reading at the Newcastle Poetry Festival on 12 May.  Alarum was shortlisted for the Roehampton Poetry Prize 2017.


London: 100 Club, 100 Oxford Street, London  W1D 1LL, Thursday 7 September 2017, 7pm

POETRY: Jamie Thrasivoulou, Hannah Lowe, Wayne Holloway-Smith / MUSIC: Amanda Wilkin & Bryde

Wayne Holloway-Smith will be reading at 100 Club together with fellow Bloodaxe poet Hannah Lowe and Performance Poet/Spoken word artist Jamie Thrasivoulou.

Over 18s unless otherwise stated.

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Birmingham Literature Festival,  Tuesday 10 October 2017, 7-9pm

Adventures in Poetry: Brum Stanza Festival Special

The Poetry Society’s Stanza group meets monthly in Birmingham Waterstones throughout the year.

In this special Festival session Roz Goddard will be talking to poet Wayne Holloway-Smith whose first collection, Alarum, was published by Bloodaxe earlier this year. It includes his poem ‘Short’, which won The Poetry Society’s 2016 Geoffrey Dearmer Prize. Come and be part of the conversation.

Tickets: Free but booking required.  Click here to book.


'This book is funny, clever, serious, touching, and extraordinarily imaginative.' – Mark Waldron on Wayne Holloway-Smith's Alarum.

'enviably good.. hilarious and witty, it’s also terrifically sad, but wears its tragedy so lightly at first it’s hard to notice. - John Challis writing about Alarum for The Poetry School

Click here to read the full review


Click here to read an interview with Wayne Holloway-Smith on Poetry Spotlight.

[30 August 2017]

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