For the first of the Maintenant interview series readings 3am magazine presents three of the most exciting and acerbic contemporary poets emerging from Romania since the millenium. Challenging, caustic and resolute, their poetry retains the dark humour so prevalent under dictatorship with the utterly modern vernacular of a generation that has come to fruition post-1989. Attacks on misogyny, sexual repression, political idealism and linguistic correctness are interspersed with exactingly crafted free poetry, literary and resounding, distinct for it’s energy and image, and despite a textual tendency to the climactic, this reading will remain very much literary in style. Performing as part of a national tour, this is a chance to see the brightest young talent from a distinct and vivid European poetical tradition.
• Amy De'Ath
• Elizabeth Guthrie
• Frances Kruk
• Tracey Wat
8pm. Komedia, 44-47 Gardner St, Brighton BN1 1UN
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Future events include:
Monday 26 April: *Infinite Difference* anthology reading -- Bowett Rm, Queens'
Friday 7 May: DIAL Easter term reading, line-up TBA -- Bowett Rm, Queens'
Friday 14 May: Peter Gizzi (USA) & Jimmy Cummins (Ireland) -- Bowett Rm, Queens'
Friday 21 May: CRS 5: Jow Walton & Posie Rider & John Wilkinson
Friday 18 Jun: CRS 6: Sean Bonney & Simon Jarvis
POETRY FESTIVAL, which the zodiacs on aggregate foretell will descend on the campus of the University of Sussex on Friday 16th April at 1pm (everyone welcome, unlimited capacity), then be spirited to the Nightingale Theatre in Brighton (all events sold out, unfortunately) for two days and nights of (upstairs) temptation and (downstairs) its entelechies, with readings, performances, music, sacrifice, genuflection, total immersion metabaptism, &c. No petting. All the readings will be written up above by our two resident goatperson initiates and posted in the virtual beyond, together with graven images, animated idols, voices, tongues of fire, and other relics: watch this space.
We're really sorry that some people won't be able to get in to the Nightingale events. We'll think about how we can get round this problem next year."
OXFORD IMPROVISERS present an evening of POETRY• MUSIC • DANCE
Friday 9th April, 7.30, £8 / £6
in the atmospheric spaces of the church of St Michael at the Northgate, Cornmarket, Oxford
Crichton's Close, Canongate, Edinburgh
Thursday, 8th April 2010, 7pm
Free but ticketed
Edinburgh poet Stewart Conn will read from his new Bloodaxe collection The Breakfast Room. With music by John Sampson.