From madcap surrealism to Metropolitan wit, the next Colpitts Poetry reading promises to be a lively affair. Doors open at 20.00 on 12th February, in Alington House, Durham. Everyone welcome.
Matthew Caley has published four collections since his debut, Thirst (Slow Dancer, 1999), was nominated for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Metropolitan, erudite and wickedly quick-witted, Caley writes intellectually and erotically adventurous poems that explore the speed of thought and the trials of desire. Tonight he will be launching his fifth collection, Rake (Bloodaxe).
W.N. Herbert has been short-listed four times for the T.S. Eliot Prize, and his most recent collection, Omnesia (2013), was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. With characteristic dry humour and madcap surrealism, Herbert draws omnivorously on all aspects of experience to construct his elaborate, hilarious and though-provoking work.
The following Colpitts Poetry reading on 26th February will feature Eleanor Rees and Colette Bryce.