Sundays; 7.30pm; £6/5 according to pocket

There have been poetry readings on Sunday nights at Torriano Meeting House since 1982. As well as the evening’s main readers invited from a broad range of literary practice, there are usually a number of  ‘poets from the floor’, who may include full-time poets and also beginners presenting a piece in public for the first time. The range has spanned Stephen Spender and John Heath-Stubbs to Labi Siffre and John Hegley. The publishers Hearing Eye was born from the Sunday readings and has its base at Torriano.

Torriano Poetry readings 2022

LIVE May 15th – Patrizia Longhitano, Destiny Adeyemi, Alba Frederick, Lisa Kelly, Stuart McKenzie, Cheryl Moskowitz with Fortune Teller poems. June 12th – Judi Sutherland reading from her new pamphlet ‘Following Teisa’ introduced by Pauline Sewards. July 3rd- Forrest Gander, translator of Coral Bracho’s, It Must Be a Misunderstanding: New and Selected Poems, introduced by poet Leo Boix. Readings and conversation hosted by Lisa Kelly. Forrest Gander (born 1956) is an American poet, translator, essayist, and novelist. The A.K. Seaver Professor Emeritus of Literary Arts & Comparative Literature at Brown University, Gander won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2019 for Be With and is chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 4th Sept – Peter Phillips, Dinah Livingstone, Dan Kennedy September 25th – Donald Gardner and Jehane Markham October 2nd – Brian Docherty and Bruce Barnes ONLINE Every Sunday at 6.30pm Joan Michelson and Dan Kennedy are hosting an online Poetry in Cyberspace. All welcome to read or listen. Free. Bring poems to read or just listen. Join us there: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3940991487?pwd=VXN0djNHU0F5M2pDK0dscXdRTkJwZz09 Meeting ID: 394 099 1487 Passcode: 8dFNdWq  

2 thoughts on “Poetry

  1. Leah Fritz says:

    Please note that on 19 March the following poets will be reading at the Torriano Meeting House:

    Jane Duran, Leah Fritz, Nancy Mattson and Frances White.


  2. […] March, 7.30: Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Avenue, Kentish Town, NW5 […]


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