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Poetry night: Elaine Kahn with Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Holly Pester and Jack Underwood

27th October 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


To celebrate Elaine Kahn’s visit to the UK, we’re hosting a poetry night with readings from Elaine, Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Holly Pester and Jack Underwood.


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ELAINE KAHN is a writer, musician, and artist currently based in Los Angeles. She is the author of I Told You I Was Sick: A Romance (After Hours Ltd, 2017), Women in Public (City Lights, 2015), A Voluptuous Dream During An Eclipse (Poor Claudia, 2012) and Customer  (Ecstatic Peace Library, 2010). Writing has been published in Art PapersOpen Space,Brooklyn RailThe Poetry FoundationJubilatSan Francisco Arts Quarterly, and elsewhere. She is co-editer (with Thurston Moore) of Flowers & Cream Poetry Press and is a founding member of the P.Splash Creative Collective. She has an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.


VICTORIA ADUKWEI BULLEY is a British-born Ghanaian poet, writer and filmmaker. A Barbican Young Poets alumna, her work has been commissioned by the Royal Academy of Arts in addition featuring on BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour. She was shortlisted for the Brunel University African Poetry Prize 2016, and is a Complete Works Poetry fellow. Victoria’s debut pamphlet, Girl B, edited by Kwame Dawes, forms part of the 2017 New-Generation African Poets series. She is the director of MOTHER TONGUES, an poetry, translation and film series supported by Arts Council England and Autograph ABP.


JACK UNDERWOOD is a poet, who also writes short fiction and non-fiction. A recipient of the Eric Gregory Award in 2007, he published his debut pamphlet in 2009 as part of the Faber New Poets series. His first collection Happiness was published by Faber in 2015 and was winner of the 2016 Somerset Maugham prize. He has collaborated with composers, visual artists and filmmakers, and has written criticism for Prac CritPoetry London and The Poetry Review. He is a lecturer in creative writing at Goldsmiths College.


HOLLY PESTER is a poet working through archives and counter-histories, with gossip, radical storying and dream logic. Her book, go to reception and ask for Sara in red felt tip is a collection of archive fan-fiction (Book Works 2015) and her album, Common Rest (Test Centre 2016) is a collection of collaborative lullabies and sound poems. She is lecturer in Poetry and Performance at University of Essex.


27th October 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Burley Fisher Books


Burley Fisher Books
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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