Thursday 13 November – 6.30 pm
22 Sidney Street, Cambridge CB2 3HG
Join us on 13 November 2014 at Waterstones, Sidney Street in Cambridge for an evening of poetry celebrating the Next Generation Poets 2014.
The event will feature performances from Emma Jones and Kei Miller from the Next Generation Poets 2014. Joining them will be special guests Pauline Stainer, from 1994’s New Generation, and Cambridge-based poet, Sarah Howe.
Tickets £3 (with complimentary wine)
To book visit the shop or call 01223 351688.
Emma Jones was born in Sydney, Australia and studied at the universities of Sydney and Cambridge. Her first book, The Striped World, was published in 2009 and won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for Best Collection and was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize. In 2009-10 she was poet in residence at the Wordsworth Trust.
Kei Miller was born in Jamaica in 1978. He read English at the University of the West Indies and completed an MA in Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University. His poetry collections include Kingdom of Empty Bellies, (Heaventree Press, 2006) and There Is an Anger That Moves (Carcanet, 2007). He is also the editor of Carcanet’s New Caribbean Poetry: An Anthology. He has been a visiting writer at York University in Canada and currently teaches Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. His recent collections include Light Song of Light, published by Carcanet in 2010, and The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion (Carcanet, 2014), which was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection.
Pauline Stainer is the author of 9 collections of poetry with Bloodaxe publishing her Selected Poems in 2003. She was shortlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Award in 1996.
Sarah Howe was born in Hong Kong in 1983, to an English father and Chinese mother. Her first full collection, Loop of Jade, is forthcoming from Chatto & Windus in 2015. Her poems have appeared widely in British magazines including Poetry Review, PN Review and Poetry London, in anthologies such as The Salt Book of Younger Poets and Dear World & Everyone In It, and on BBC Radio 3 & 4. Her pamphlet, A Certain Chinese Encyclopedia, was published by Tall-lighthouse in 2009. She won an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in 2010. She is the founding editor of Prac Crit, a journal of poetry and criticism. She is a Research Fellow at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where she teaches Renaissance literature. She is also a Complete Works II poet.