The Parasol Unit Readings Series continues on Thursday, 4 February, 2010 at 7 pm with a reading by Peter Riley.
Peter Riley was born in Stockport in 1940. He was an editor of The English Intelligencer and the editor/publisher of Poetical Histories. Passing Measures, his selected poems, was published by Carcanet in 2000, and The Day’s Final Balance: uncollected writings 1965-2006 was published by Shearsman in 2007. His most recent book, Greek Passages (Shearsman, 2009) is a set of 105 prose-poems derived from four sojourns in Greece. Mark Scroggins has called Riley’s work “an extraordinary poetry, one which takes the techniques of modernism to almost a certain limit, yet retains the entire lyric and emotional intensity of the English tradition.”
Parasol Unit is located at 14 Wharf Road, London N1 7RW, between Old Street and Angel tube stations. Parasol Unit readings are organized by Barry Schwabsky. They are free to the public. More information at http://www.parasol-unit.org/.