Poetry in the Crypt returns with guests Ian Parks
and Robert Stein
Ian Parks was a 2012 writer in residence at Gladstone's Library and is currently the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at De Montfort University, Leicester. His collections include Shell Island (2006), Love Poems 1979-2009 (2009) and The Landing Stage (2010). His most recent collections are The Exile's House (Waterloo Press, 2012) and The Cavafy Variations (Rack Press, 2013). Ian is editing an anthology of contemporary Yorkshire poetry, Versions of the North, for Five Leaves Publications. He lives in Mexborough, South Yorkshire.
Robert Stein's first full poetry collection, The Very End of Air (Oversteps Books, 2011), has received considerable praise: "forges a new model for the dramatic monologue" (editor, The Wolf); "rarely have I read such concentrated, densely-packed and powerful poetry. It is as if a huge and strange force were contained within a little room" (Hugo Williams); "the whole collection is a tour-de-force" (editor, Agenda). Robert lives in London and reviews contemporary classical music for Tempo and International Record Review.