Clinic's final event at the Amersham Arms (not the last event ever, like, but the last event at that particular venue) will take place on Friday 27th January with the London show of Tubelord's UK tour, in support of their second album, r o m a n c e. To celebrate, Clinic have commissioned eleven young poets and illustrators to respond to the eleven album tracks, which in turn take their lyrical content from a Bloodaxe women poets anthology. This work will be risograph printed in a one-off pamphlet, available to purchase on the night.
Musical support will come from Olympians and Samuel Deschamps (of La Shark).
Readers will include:
Jack Underwood - Faber New Poet no. 4
Kate Kilalea - Author of 'One Eye'd Leigh' (Carcanet 2009), a debut collection lauded by J. M. Coetzee among others.
Emily Berry - Gregory Award Winner and author of Stingray Fevers (Tall Lighthouse)
Matthias 'Wolfboy' Connor - King of zines, whose fiction has regularly appeared in Vice.
with Sophie Collins, Rachael Allen & Sam Buchan-Watts.
The event will run from 7pm till midnight, and costs £6 on the door & £5 advance. A special discounted price is available if you are an Ideas Tap member.
Reviews of r o m a n c e:
'a brilliant second album' - BBC music
'just plain awesome' - this is fake DIY
'South London poetry collective Clinic put on simply the best poetry nights we've ever been to' - Dazed & Confused
'if you have ever doubted the strength of interest in poetry today, I highly suggest you take a trip down to any future clinic event' - Popshot