Sunday 15th July, 7.30pm – Elizabeth Parker and Jill Abram introduced by Pauline Sewards. £5/£4 according to pocket.
Elizabeth Parker‘s new collection, In Her Shambles is published by Seren books. Elizabeth was brought up in the Forest of Dean where her parents run a garden centre. She now lives on the Harbourside in Bristol.
‘In Her Shambles is a book of acute observation, intelligence and feeling. This is a radiantly-written and vigorous collection by a rising star of British poetry.’ David Morley, winner of The Ted Hughes Award
‘Hers is a dexterous poetry of confidently conjured atmospheres and moods, at once elusive and heady with lyric invention. She has a canny way with the repeated phrase and a technical control that’s impressive yet lightly worn. Parker’s debut is, without doubt, a fine thing to be both celebrated and admired.’ Martin Malone, poet and editor of poetry journal: The Interpreter’s House.
Jill Abram is Director of Malika’s Poetry Kitchen, a collective which encourages craft, community and development. She is a prize-winning poet who writes as well for the page and mind as she does for the ear and audience. She has been described as poignant and funny and having mischief and poise; her poems have been described as satirical and quirky and she has great appeal to those who think they don’t like poetry, as well as those who know they do. Publications include Magma, The Rialto, Under The Radar, Tears in the Fence and And Other Poems. She grew up in Manchester,
travelled the world and now lives in London where she performs regularly, as well as occasionally beyond, including Ledbury Poetry Festival, Paris and USA.