RE: [TheFED] 2 reading nights at Beehive Poets in September with Chris Jones 10/9/12 and Daljit Nagra 24/9/12 at the New Beehive Inn, Westgate, Bradford BD1 3AA 8.30p.m
I've added them to TheFED calendar and the info has been sent out with the writing challenge and news update email. Hope your event goes well :-)
love & light, Ashley
On 1 September 2012 20:18, Bruce Barnes <bruce.poetbradford@...> wrote:
Dear readers and Beehive supporters, please circulate details widely.
At Beehive Poets, the New Beehive Inn, Westgate, Bradford BD1 3aa 8.30 10/9 and 24/9
Visiting reader Chris Jones
Chris Jones has lived in Sheffield since 1990. He was awarded an Eric Gregory Awardfor his poetry in 1996. From 1997 to 1999 he worked as a writer-in-residence at Nottingham Prison. He currently teaches creative writing at Sheffield Hallam University.
In2004 Smith/Doorstop printed his pamphlet collection Hard on the Knuckle (a winner of The Poetry Business poetry prize).In 2007 he published his first full-length collection, The Safe House, withShoestring Press. Longbarrow Press produced a chapbook of his poems also in 2007. The sequence, entitled Miniatures,was concerned with the experiences of fatherhood, and reflections on wider family ties. His poem ‘Sentences’, published in the magazine Staple was nominated for the Forward Prize Best Single Poem 2011. The work appears in The Forward Book of Poetry 2011. His latest collection, Jigs and Reels, will appear later this year with Shoestring Press.
Daljit Nagra event
Daljit is coming to read but also to hear poems from other poets present.
Daljit Nagra comes from a Punjabi background. He was born and raised in London then Sheffield. He has won several prestigious prizes for his poetry. In 2004, he won the Forward Prize for Best Individual Poem with Look We Have Coming to Dover! This was also the title of his first collection which was published by Faber & Faber in 2007. This won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and The South Bank Show Decibel Award. His second collection, Tippoo Sultan’s Incredible White-Man Eating Tiger Toy-Machine!!! was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize. Daljit’s poems have been published in New Yorker, Atlantic Review, London Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement, Poetry Review, Poetry London, Poetry International, Ark, Rialto and The North. He is a regular contributor to BBC radio and has written articles for The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Observer and The Times of India.
Dover also was nominated for The Costa Prize, The Guardian First Book Prize, the Aldeburgh Prize and the Glen Dimplex Award.
Daljit has performed at venues such as Banff, Calgary, Toronto, Bratislava, Galle, Mumbai, Delhi, Orkney, Belfast, Dublin, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Heidelberg, St Andrews, Edinburgh, Ty Newydd and many places in England.
He hosted the TS Eliot Prize 2009 Poetry Readings at The South Bank.
He is the Lead Poetry Tutor at The Faber Academy and has run workshops all over the world.
Admission to both events by suggested donation of £3.oo
love & light, Ashley