Fourth Friday June 24th

Poetry from Christopher Reid and Katy Evans-Bush.  Music from Liz Simcock.

Christopher Reid is the author of numerous books of poems, for both adults and children. His two most recent collections are A Scattering, which was named Costa Book of the Year for 2009, and The Song of Lunch, which became a BBC film starring Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman. He is also the editor of Letters of Ted Hughes. His Selected Poems will appear in November (photo by Jemimah Kuhfeld).

Katy Evans-Bush is the author of Me and the Dead (Salt Publishing, 2008), Oscar & Henry (Rack Press, 2010) and Egg Printing Explained (Salt Publishing, June 2011). She also writes the blog Baroque in Hackney, edits Salt’s online magazine, Horizon Review, and is a tutor for the Poetry School.

Liz Simcock writes songs and performs them in folk and acoustic clubs in and around the Southeast.  In 1999 she featured on the Playpen Album of New Acoustic Music alongside Eliza Carthy, Billy Bragg, Eddi Reader and Kathryn Williams.  Since then she has trodden an independent path, recording two albums and gaining a growing reputation as a performer.   When not appearing alone Liz shares the stage with Warwick Jones (guitar) and Ian Newman (bass).   She appeared regularly at fourth friday’s forerunner Poetry and Jazz.

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