POETRY, POLITICS, PROVOCATION AND POPULAR CULTURE SINCE 2005
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Poetry at The Rose sponsored by Eyewear: Stone & Irving!
14/03 - 20:00 to late ROSE THEATRE, KINGSTON
Brand new event : MOSAIC brings you the finest in music,
art, comedy, poetry, dance and theatre... a mish mash melting pot of special
performances drawn from far and wide!
Poetry presented by EYEWEAR ~ at 20:30-21:00
JON STONE was born
in Derby and currently lives in Whitechapel. His collection School of Forgery
(Salt, 2012) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and also won him an Eric
Gregory Award. He has also edited and published multiple small and large poetry
anthologies through Sidekick Books, the press he co-runs, including the Birdbook
series and the forthcoming Coin Opera 2, an anthology of computer game
KIRSTEN IRVING is one
half of the team behind cult hand-made magazine Fuselit and collaborative poetry
press Sidekick Books. Her pamphlet, What To Do, was released in 2011 by
Happenstance Press and her debut collection, Never Never Never Come Back, was
published in 2012 by Salt Publishing. She won the Live Canon poetry prize in
2011 and currently works as a freelance copywriter and proofreader with the
collective Copy That.
Dr Bruce Meyer, a significant Canadian poet and writer, will be the final judge for this year's Beverly Prize For International Writing - the impressive super shortlist of 18 international poets and writers is announced below. Any original unpublished manuscript, in English, by anyone living anywhere in the world, writing in any genre or on any topic, prose, non-fiction or poetry (even drama) is eligible, making it arguably the world's most eclectic "broad church" literary scouting prize. Last year's debut winner was Sohini Basak (her book is being launched in Bloomsbury July 5th, 2018).
The rules of the prize stipulate that any author chosen for the shortlist agrees to accept publication with Eyewear if judged to be the final winner; and may not be entered into other competitions at this final stage of adjudication. Bruce Meyer is author of more than 60 books of poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, literary journalism, and portraiture. He was winner of the Gwendolyn…
Taste is a matter of opinion - or so goes one opinion. Aesthetics, a branch of pistols at dawn, is unlikely to become unruffled and resolved any time soon, and meantime it is possible to argue, in this post-post-modern age, an age of voter rage, that political opinion trumps taste anyway. We like what we say is art. And what we say is art is what likes us.
Simple Minds - the Scottish band founded around 1977 with the pale faces and beautiful cheekbones, and perfect indie hair cuts - comes from a time before that - from a Glasgow of poverty and working-class socialism, and religiosity, in a pre-Internet time when the heights of modernity were signalled by Kraftwerk, large synthesisers, and dancing like Bowie at 3 am in a Berlin club.
To say that early Simple Minds was mannered is like accusing Joyce of being experimental. Doh. The band sought to merge the icy innovations of German music with British and American pioneers of glam and proto-punk, like Iggy Pop; their heroes were contrived,…