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hearing ‘the less welcome’ – a mass publication celebration

9th May 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Alice Hiller hosts the ‘mass publication celebration no 1’ for debut pamphlets from Edward Garvey-Long, Joanna Ingham, Natalie Linh Bolderston, Karen Smith, Jeffery Sugarman and Natalie Whittaker exploring migration, queerness, mental health, South London – and beautiful, bodily being. FREE. For more info email alice@alicehiller.info.

Thursday 9 May, 7-9pm Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AA.

1. Shadow Dogs Natalie Whittaker
Ignition Press published October 2018.
Natalie Whittaker is from South East London, where she works as a secondary school teacher. She studied English at New College, Oxford and her poems explore life in South London and beyond, and have been published in Poetry News, Brittle Star, Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual, #MeToo: A Women’s Poetry Anthology and South Bank Poetry.

2. The Protection of Ghosts Natalie Linh Bolderston
Publication date: 23rd April 2019
Publisher: V. Press:
In The Protection of Ghosts, Natalie Linh Bolderston draws on her family’s experiences as Vietnamese-Chinese refugees living in the UK, and contemplates cultural heritage, ceremony, diasporic identity, and the spectral presence of the past.

3. Schist Karen Smith
Poetry Business Laureate’s Choice February 2019
Selected by Carol Ann Duffy for the 2019 Laureate’s Choice Collection Schist is the lovechild of emotion and geology, the product of a childhood with a schizophrenic mother and an anorexic father on a council estate in Croydon. These poems travel to where the land gives way to the sea and family stability is eroded by illness and death.

4. Dear Friend(s) Jeffery Sugarman
Emma Press: 11 April 2019
A debut collection of intimate, sometimes stark, reflections on love and friendship in their many guises and locations – from family rooms and Georgian terraced-blocks to the dark rooms of gay bars – at its heart is the long elegaic poem, “Dear Friend”, addressed to one young man, but a paean for all those lost to the genocide of AIDS.

5. The Living Museum Edward Garvey-Long
18th March Selcouth Station Press.
A chapbook of poems on queer love from three different places, London, the Fenlands, and Stockholm.

6.Naming Bones Joanna Ingham
Ignitionpress July 2019.
Joanna Ingham grew up in Suffolk and now lives in Hertfordshire. Her work has been published in various magazines including Ambit and Magma, as well as The Sunday Times and the anthology The Best British Poetry 2012 (Salt). She also writes fiction.


9th May 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm