Saturday 5 May at 7.30 pm at The Room, 33 Holcombe Road, Tottenham Hale, London N17 9AS – £5 entry plus donation for refreshments.
David Cooke was born in Wokingham and grew up in Reading, although his family roots are in the West of Ireland. In 1977, while an undergraduate at Nottingham University, he won a Gregory Award. His poems and reviews have appeared widely in the UK, Ireland and beyond in journals such as Agenda, Ambit, The Cortland Review, The Interpreter’s House, The Irish Press, The Irish Times, The London Magazine, Magma, The Manhattan Review, The Morning Star, Poetry Ireland Review, Poetry Salzburg Review and Stand. He has published five collections of his poetry, the latest of which is After Hours published by Cultured Llama Publishing in 2017. He is founder and co-editor of The High Window.
John Welch used to run The Many Press. He has published several collections of poetry and a new one, In Folly’s Shade, will appear from Shearsman Books later this year. His prose writings include ‘Dreaming Arrival’, a personal account of his experience of psychoanalysis.
Jane Solomon was born in London. She had a novel, Hotel 167, published by Picador when she was 20. They subsequently bought her second novel, Camembert, which was never published due to a conflict of interests. She received an Arts’ Council Award for her third novel, The Nightberry. Jane continued to write novels while developing her other interest, Argentine Tango, which she has been teaching and performing for over 15 years, including 7 years spent in Buenos Aires. Most recently, she has been writing poetry, and some of her work has been published in The Spectator magazine.
Emma Hammond has published two books- ‘tunth-sk’ with Flipped Eye and ‘The Story of No’ with Penned in the Margins. She also has a collection with zimZalla called ‘Waves on a Boring Beach’ and has self-published two pamphlets, ‘softly softly catchy monkey’ and ‘Sleeveless Errand’. She is working on her third full collection ‘Valour‘. It includes poems about journeying, infertility and puppies but is really about trying hard and doing your best to be a real person. Emma also teaches and mentors poets.
Poetry at The Room Enquiries – 8801 8577