December 18th Anthony Howell and Naomi Foyle
7.30pm; £6/5 cash, according to pocket. Poets from the floor welcome.
Anthony Howell was born in 1945. After an early spell dancing with the Royal Ballet, he decided to concentrate on poetry and performance art. In 1973 he was invited to the International Writing Program in Iowa and in 1974 he founded The Theatre of Mistakes, a performance company which made notable appearances at the Cambridge Poetry Festival, The Paris Biennale and the Hayward Gallery as well as in New York. He has published six previous books of poetry and a novel and received major bursaries from the Arts Councils of England and Wales. In 1997 he was short-listed for a Paul Hamlyn Award. His book The Analysis of Performance Art: a guide to its theory and practice
is a key text in the field of performance art.
Naomi Foyle is the author of ten poetry pamphlets and three full collections: The Night Pavilion, a 2008 Poetry Society Recommendation and The World Cup (2010) both from Waterloo Press; and the transatlantic publication Adamantine (Red Hen/Pighog Press, 2019). Her tenth pamphlet, Importents, was published by Waterloo Press in 2021. Her poetry readings include appearances at The Cuisle Festival in Limerick, Tacheles Art House in Berlin and the Babylon Festival for International Cultures and Arts in Babil, Iraq. Originally trained in theatre, she has collaborated with artists, musicians and filmmakers on projects including the prize-winning videopoem Good Definition (2004) and several spoken word CDs. Librettist of the award-winning bouffon opera Hush (Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto 1990), she has also written a short verse drama, ‘The Strange Wife’, produced by the Bush Theatre in 2011 as part of 66 Books: 21st C Writers Speak to the King James Bible.
Every Sunday at 6.30pm Joan Michelson is hosting an online Poetry in Cyberspace. All welcome to read or listen. Free.
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