Poetry night at HOURS with Katrina Naomi, Rachael Boast & Holly Corfield Carr + open mic

Saturday March 2nd £5. Concessions £4.

The Japanese themed Typhoon Etiquette is Katrina Naomi’s latest pamphlet (Verve Poetry Press, April 2019). She wrote it while on a six-week Arts Council project in Japan. She is currently working on her third full collection, to be published with Seren in June 2020, for which she has received an Authors’ Foundation award from the Society of Authors. Her latest collection is The Way the Crocodile Taught Me (Seren, 2016). She was commissioned by the BBC for National Poetry Day in 2018. In 2017, her poem ‘The Bicycle’ was highly commended in The Forward Prize. Katrina has a PhD in creative writing from Goldsmiths. She teaches for Arvon, Ty Newydd and the Poetry Society, and runs Poetry Surgeries for the Poetry Society. Katrina lives in Cornwall. www.katrinanaomi.co.uk

Rachael Boast is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently, Void Studies (Picador 2016). She is co-editor of The Echoing Gallery: Bristol Poets and Art in the City (Redcliffe Press 2013) and The Caught Habits of Language: An Entertainment for W.S. Graham for Him Having Reached One Hundred (Donut Press, 2018). She lives in Bristol.

Holly Corfield Carr makes poems, books and performances for museums, galleries and sites across the UK, including an orchard, an eighteenth-century crystal grotto and a passenger ferry called Matilda. She has read her work on BBC Radio 4 and at the Royal Albert Hall for BBC Radio 3 and worked as poet-in-residence for the Wordsworth Trust, Spike Island and the National Trust. She received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in 2012 and won the Frieze Writer’s Prize in 2015. Her most recent publications are Subsong and Indifferent Cresses, both published by the National Trust. www.hollycorfieldcarr.co.uk

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The first part of the night will be a poetry open mic. Slots will be on a first come, first served basis. The slots will be five minutes, so one or two poems per poet.