Please join us at a celebration of the Autumn issue of The Poetry Review in The Poetry Café. Our readers will be contributors Alison Winch, Chris McCabe and Sandeep Parmar, introduced by Review Editor Emily Berry (readings begin at 7.30pm). We will also screen a filmed reading by Safia Elhillo.
About the readers
Chris McCabe is a poet, playwright and novelist. His fifth poetry collection, The Triumph of Cancer, will be published this October by Penned in the Margins. His collaborative work with Sophie Herxheimer, The Practical Visionary (Hercules Editions) forms the current exhibition at The Poetry Café. Cenotaph South, the latest in his series of creative non-fiction books which aim to discover a great lost poet in one of London’s Magnificent Seven cemeteries, was featured on BBC Radio 4. He works as the National Poetry Librarian at the National Poetry Library, Southbank Centre, London.
Sandeep Parmar is Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool. Her most recent poetry collection is Eidolon (Shearsman, 2015). She is also a co-author, with Nisha Ramayya and Bhanu Kapil, of Threads, published by Clinic.
Alison Winch is a lecturer in Media Studies at the University of East Anglia. She is author of Girlfriends and Postfeminist Sisterhood (Palgrave, 2013) and co-editor of Encountering Buddhism in Twentieth-Century British and American Literature (Bloomsbury, 2013). Her debut pamphlet, Trouble, was published in 2016 by The Emma Press. Her forthcoming collection is out in 2019 with Penned in the Margins.
About our film contributor
Safia Elhillo is the author of The January Children (University of Nebraska Press, 2017), recipient of the 2016 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets and a 2018 Arab American Book Award. Sudanese by way of Washington, DC, she holds a BA from NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study and an MFA in poetry from the New School. Safia is a Pushcart Prize nominee, receiving a special mention for the 2016 Pushcart Prize. She was co-winner of the 2015 Brunel International African Poetry Prize, and listed in Forbes Africa’s 2018 ’30 Under 30′.