A rare mother and daughter double bill, this one! We welcome two poets from the same family for a night out at the Poetry Cafe – Jean Sprackland reading from her newly published book Green Noise, and Martha Sprackland reading recent work and new translations.
Jean Sprackland is a poet and writer. She is the winner of the Costa Poetry Award in 2008, and the Portico Prize for Non-Fiction in 2012. Her books have also been shortlisted for the Forward Prize, the TS Eliot Prize and the Whitbread Award. Jean is Professor of Creative Writing at Manchester Metropolitan University and Chair of the Poetry Archive. She has worked as a consultant and project manager for organisations involved with literature and education. She has held residencies in schools and universities, and is a tutor for the Arvon Foundation.
Martha Sprackland is acting poetry editor at Poetry London, editor at Offord Road Books, and an editor at multilingual zine La Errante. Her reviews, essays, translations and poems have appeared widely, in the London Review of Books, Five Dials, the Guardian, MPT, The Poetry Review and many other places, and she has published two pamphlets: Glass As Broken Glass (2017) and Milk Tooth (2018). A full-length collection will be published in 2020, as will a non-fiction book about obsession and sharks.
Doors will open at 7pm for mingling and chatting, and the readings will start at 7.30pm
Please note – we’ve taken this event off online sale now (Monday 15, 5.30pm) but tickets are available on the door.