Tuesday 11 November – 7.00 pm

Blackwell’s Bookshop

48-51 Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BQ

Join us on 11 November 2014 at Oxford Blackwell’s Bookshop for an evening of poetry celebrating the Next Generation Poets 2014.

The event will feature performances from Luke Kennard and Jane Yeh from the Next Generation Poets 2014. Joining them will be special guests Susan Wicks, from 1994’s New Generation and, Oxford University graduate, Rachel Piercey.

Tickets £3

Buy tickets in store, via 01865 333623 or by emailing events.oxford@blackwell.co.uk

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Luke Kennard is a poet and writer of fiction. He won an Eric Gregory award in 2005 for his first collection of prose poems, The Solex Brothers (Stride Books), and his second collection of poetry, The Harbour Beyond the Movie (Salt, 2007), made him the youngest poet ever to be nominated for the Forward Poetry Prize for Best Collection. His criticism has appeared in Poetry London and The Times Literary Supplement, and his first fiction publication, Holophin (Penned in the Margins, 2012), won the Saboteur Award for Best Novella 2013. He lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham and his latest collection, A Lost Expression, was published by Salt in 2012.

Jane Yeh wp

Jane Yeh was born in America and educated at Harvard University. Her chapbook, Teen Spies, was published in 2003 by Metre Editions. Her first full-length collection, Marabou, was published by Carcanet in 2005 and shortlisted for the Whitbread, Forward, and Aldeburgh Festival poetry prizes. Her second collection, The Ninjas, was published by Carcanet in 2012. She has been the recipient of an Academy of American Poets Prize and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. She lives in London and lectures in Creative Writing at Kingston University.

Susan Wicks

Currently teaching at Goldsmiths, University of London, Susan Wicks is the author of seven collections of poetry. The Clever Daughter (1999), was shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize and the Forward Prize for Best Collection.

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Rachel Piercey read English at St Hugh’s College, Oxford, where she won the 2008 Newdigate Prize. She became a travel guide editor, before taking an MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway; she now works at the Poetry Society. Rachel is a poetry editor at the Cadaverine magazine for writers under 30 and at The Emma Press, where she co-edits anthologies and pamphlets. She has two pamphlets with The Emma Press, The Flower and the Plough (2013) and Rivers Wanted (2014).