Poetry in the Crypt 28 September 2013

Poets join us on Saturday 28th September, at 7pm.

Maitreyabandhu has won the Keats-Shelley Prize, the Basil Bunting Award, the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize and the Ledbury Festival Competition. His first pamphlet, The Bond (Smith/Doorstop 2010), was shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award. His second pamphlet, Vita Brevis (Templar 2012), was an Iota Shots Award winner and a Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice. His first full collection, The Crumb Road (Bloodaxe 2013), is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. He lives and works in the London Buddhist Centre. 

Sharon Morris trained at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London, where she is currently head of the doctoral programme. Her artworks include installations, film-poems, and live performances with projections. Her first full poetry collection, False Spring (2007), was shortlisted for the Aldeburgh Jerwood Prize. In 2010 she was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship to work on Gospel Oak, her second full collection, published earlier this year. Both books are published by Enitharmon Press.

Ian Parks was a 2012 writer in residence at Gladstone's Library and is currently Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at De Montfort University, Leicester. His collections include Shell Island (2006), Love Poems 1979-2009 (2009), The Landing Stage (2010) and The Exile's House (Waterloo Press 2012). The Cavafy Variations (Rack Press 2013) is a Poetry Book Society Summer Pamphlet Choice. Ian edited Versions of the North (Five Leaves Publications 2013), an anthology of contemporary Yorkshire poetry. He lives in Mexborough, South Yorkshire.

Admission £4. Poets from the floor welcome. Free cakes & coffee. Proceeds will support Hospice Care Kenya