Ruth Fainlight Readings
Ruth Fainlight's new collection Somewhere Else Entirely was published in November 2018, and launched at Daunt's Bookshop, Holland Park. This is her first new collection since her 2010 retrospective New & Collected Poems.
Ruth spoke about the collection and read poems from it on Radio 4's Front Row in November 2018. Click here to listen. Intro & final item, from 19:00.
Tuesday 22 January, 7.30 pm, Poetry at the Print Room
Print Room at The Coronet, 103 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3LB
The best in contemporary UK poetry featuring Ruth Fainlight, Hannah Lowe & Richard Scott
The Print Room's candlelit bar plays host to another evening of poetry. Enjoy readings from three celebrated UK poets, before joining them in the bar for a drink, where they will be signing copies of their books. Ruth Fainlight will be reading alongside fellow Bloodaxe poet Hannah Lowe as well as Faber's Richard Scott.
Ruth will be reading from her new collection Somewhere Else Entirely.
Hannah Lowe's second collection Chan follows her award-winning debut, Chick, which took readers on a journey round her father, a gambler who disappeared at night to play cards or dice in London’s old East End to support his family. Chan is one of the many nicknames of Hannah Lowe’s Chinese-Jamaican father, borrowed from the Polish émigré card magician Chan Canasta. It is also a name from China, where her grandfather’s story begins. Alongside these figures, there’s Joe Harriott, the Jamaican alto saxophonist, shaking up 1960s London; a cast of other long-lost family; and a ship full of dreamers sailing from Kingston to Liverpool in 1947 on the SS Ormonde.
Click here to book.
[07 January 2019]