the Poetry kit







Birmingham 15th September 2016

When: Thursday 15 September, 7.30pm
Where: The Victoria, 48 John Bright Street, Birmingham, B1 1BN
Tickets: �5
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One regional, one national and one international poet � Hit the Ode: a unique performance poetry night bringing world-class spoken word artists to the heart of Birmingham.
Join us! We have poems. Poems which may require some self-assembly. Poems bright like trumpet solos. Poems which will bloom in a couple of months if you give them plenty of light and water them well. Good poems. Come and get them!
guests to be announced soon...

London 20th September 2016

South London Book Launch of ‘Krapp’s Last Tape’ by Peter Ebsworth

Come and join South Bank Poetry’s founding poet Peter Ebsworth as he launches his first full collection of poetry  (flipped eye publishing)

20th September 7:30pm

Gipsy Hill Tavern

(very close to Gipsy Hill Railway Station and Crystal Palace)

Peter will read extensively from his book and will be joined by friends:

Gillie Robic, David Floyd, Orlanda Marsden, Katherine Lockton and Caroline Vero

who will read one poem of their own.

Admission £6/£5.50 concessions

(includes a copy of Peter’s debut collection of poetry priced at £6)

Plymouth 22nd September 2016

When: Thursday 22 September, 8pm
Where: The B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth, PL1 2NJ
Tickets: �7 on the door I �5 in advance I �4 NUS & B Card holders
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Nestled in the cobbled streets of the Barbican, surrounded by velvet curtains and candle light, you will find the FORKED poets ready and waiting to entertain � stand-up performance poetry and spectacular spoken word from across the UK!
Starting our season of guest hosts we welcome Jason Butler of Rhyme Warp fame, who will lead proceedings with a good double dose of swag and wit.
This month features poet, author and breast feeding advocate, Hollie McNish; multi-discipline performance artist, Talia Randall; Slam winner, Jez Prins, and Cornish MC and spoken word artist, Meg Chapman (MCMC). Plus talented local writer, and poet, Alexander Rhodes.

London 23rd September 2016

Beyond the earth, beyond the mind, beyond the myth, a story true� � A poetic trilogy by the contemporary Greek poet & philosopher Dimitris Kakalidis 

The presentation will be held in English and Greek on Friday 23 September 2016, at 19:15, at the Hellenic Centre Friends Room, 16-18 Paddington Street, London W1U 5AS.

London 28th September 2016

When: Wednesday 28 September l 7.30pm
Where: Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA
Tickets: FREE

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Each month, we'll bring you acclaimed feature acts in poetry and music; established artists and exciting newcomers, whose words will waltz �round your head for days.
And, of course, not forgetting the renowned Jawdance open mic draw! Calling all poets, part-time poets, partial-to-an-open-mic poets, or even I�ve-written-what-I-think-is-a-poem-but-I�m-not-a-poet poets� Jawdance is your chance to share a stage with some of the biggest names in spoken word at East London�s very own independent arts venue, RichMix.
Preston 2nd October 2016

North West launch of the new Grey Hen Press anthology Extraordinary Forms: some wonders of the natural world with  Julia Deakin. Rosemary Doman, Joy Howard, Char March, Frances Nagle and Hannah Stone. At The Harris Library, Market Square, Preston PR1 2PP   2-3.30 pm  This reading will be part of the National Fun Palaces events programme �Everyone an artist, everyone a scientist�

Glasgow 6th October 2016

Scottish launch of the new Grey Hen Press anthology Extraordinary Forms: some wonders of the natural world.  With Joy Howard, Mandy Macdonald and Eveline Pye.  The winner of the 2015 Hen Run chapbook competition Hilary Stobbs will also read from her prizewinnng publication Until It Rains. At Glasgow Women�s Library, 23 Landressy Street, Glasgow G40 1BP from 12.30 - 2pm

Swindon 6th-9th October 2016

Poetry Swindon Festival 2016 will be held at the picturesque Coate Water Country Park, the birthplace of one of the world's greatest nature writers, Richard Jefferies. The festival is renowned for creating warm and welcoming poetry events, providing great poetry with enjoyment at its heart. The Big Poetry Weekend features dozens of poets and takes place between 6th to 9th October 2016 with Andrew McMillan and Kim Moore as poets in residence. For details and tickets, including accommodation packages visit Poetry Swindon Festival

Portsmouth 18th October 2016

SOUTH 54 Launch and Reading at  Lower Hall, The Square Tower, Broad Street, Portsmouth, Hants PO1 2ND

7.00pm for 7.30pm, Tuesday, 18th October 2016

Come and celebrate the launch of SOUTH 54. Meet poets published in this issue

who will read short selections of their poems. There will be an interval for refreshments and the evening will end at 10.00 pm. Charge for non-readers �3.00. No

charge for Foundation members (plus one guest) and readers.

Reading 29th October 2016

South East launch of the new Grey Hen Press anthology Extraordinary Forms: some wonders of the natural world with Gill Learner, Wendy Klein, Jean Watkins and Christine Webb at RISC, 35-39 London Street, Reading RG1 4PS  3-4.30 pm

London 10th November 2016

10th November 2016. London launch of the new Grey Hen Press anthology Extraordinary Forms: some wonders of the natural world with Ann Drysdale, Angela Kirby, Ruth Smith and Anne Stewart. At Queens Park Books, 87 Salusbury Rd, London NW6  7-8.30 pm