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In Town Tonight: Alex Dimitrov, Katy Evans-Bush, Richard Scott, Hannah Sullivan & Ralf Webb

Wednesday 19 July 2017, 6:30 pm9:30 pm

£6 - £7
L to r: Richard Scott; Alex Dimitrov; Hannah Sullivan; Ralf Webb; Katy Evans-Bush.
L to r: Richard Scott; Alex Dimitrov (photo: Rachel Eliza Griffiths); Hannah Sullivan; Ralf Webb; Katy Evans-Bush.

Join us for the latest ‘In Town Tonight’, presented by The Poetry Society at The Poetry Café

Our all-star line-up includes… from the US, Alex Dimitrov, whose new collection Together and by Ourselves is just published by Copper Canyon; fellow American Katy Evans-Bush, whose pamphlet Broken Cities is newly published by Smith/Doorstop; and from the UK, Ralf Webb, whose work is forthcoming in the London Review of Books and Carcanet’s New Poetries VII, and Hannah Sullivan and host Richard Scott, both of whom publish their first collections with Faber in 2018.

Doors open at 6.30pm; readings from 7.30pm. Tickets £7/£6 Poetry Society members and concessions.

The readers

Alex Dimitrov is the author of two collections of poems, Together and by Ourselves, published by Copper Canyon Press this year, Begging for It (Four Way Books, 2013), and the online chapbook American Boys (Floating Wolf Quarterly, 2012). He is the recipient of the Stanley Kunitz Prize from the American Poetry Review and a Pushcart Prize. He has taught creative writing and literature at Bennington College, Columbia University, and Rutgers University-New Brunswick. He is the Senior Content Editor at the Academy of American Poets where he edits the popular online series Poem-a-Day and American Poets magazine. In 2009 Dimitrov founded Wilde Boys, a queer poetry salon which he ran until 2013 in New York City, where he lives. (Photo: Rachel Eliza Griffiths.)

Katy Evans-Bush is a poet, critic, writing tutor and editor, and writes the blog Baroque in Hackney. She was born in New York City but has spent most of her life in London. Her most recent book is Forgive the Language: Essays on Poetry and Poets (Penned in the Margins, 2015), and her newly published pamphlet Broken Cities is a winner of this year’s Poetry Business Book & Pamphlet competition.

Ralf Webb is a writer based in London, whose work is forthcoming in the London Review of Books and Carcanet’s New Poetries VII. He is poetry editor at Ambit and co-edits the Swimmers pamphlet and event series.

Hannah Sullivan has been teaching English at New College, Oxford, since 2012, and published a book about writing processes, The Work of Revision, in 2013. Before that she studied for a PhD at Harvard and taught at Stanford University in California. Her debut collection, Three Poems, is forthcoming from Faber in Jan 2018. She now lives in London with her husband and two young sons.

Richard Scott was born in London in 1981. His poems have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies including The Poetry Review, Poetry London, Swimmers, The Poetry of Sex (Penguin) and Butt magazine. He has been a winner of the Wasafiri New Writing Prize, a Jerwood/Arvon Poetry Mentee and a member of the Aldeburgh 8. His pamphlet Wound, published by Rialto, won the Michael Marks Poetry Award 2016. His debut collection is forthcoming from Faber in 2018.