April 14, 2011
The Store have a great line-up at ‘Poetry at the…’ on Sunday (17th April), well worth turning up for, with a distinct international air.
Steven Waling is a poet from Manchester with a growing reputation (one day, he’ll be a grown-up) and several books with his name on them, such as ‘Travelator’ (Salt) and ‘Captured Yes’ (Knives, Forks and Spoons). His work veers from humour to experiment, from serious play to playful seriousness, often in the space of one poem. His work can be found all over the internet, and in his professional work as a creative practitioner has been known to get whole rooms cutting and pasting poems to their heart’s abandon.
Ryan Van Winkle is Reader in Residence at the Scottish Poetry Library. His work has appeared in New Writing Scotland, The American Poetry Review, AGNI and Northwords Now. His first collection, ‘Tomorrow, We Will Live Here’ was released by Salt last year, and is one of the best books of the last year. He lives in Edinburgh.
Matthew Stewart has lived in Extremadura, Spain, for the last fifteen years, where he works as the export manager and blender for a local winery. His poetry has been widely published in UK magazines, and Happenstance Press have just brought out ‘Inventing Truth’, his first collection.
As ever, it’s at The Store (formerly the GRV), 35 Guthrie St, Edinburgh (just off Chambers St) from 7.45-9.45pm, on Sunday 17th April, £4, concessions £3. You can find out more and read poems from the readers at http://poetryatthe.wordpress.com/.
Hey, I hope you can come along to what is sure to be a poetry-packed evening. – R