welcome

from Coffee-House Poetry organiser, Anne-Marie Fyfe

Here comes summer, at last, & news of Coffee-House Poetry’s 2022 ‘summer camp’, in a new twelve-week format that will have you producing exciting new writing, on a concept we all think we know but have yet to explore, perhaps, in all its fascinating complexity, on a voyage of discovery that will take us far into the unknown: check out Home Truth: Architecture & Longing, starts Sun 22 May.

Transatlantic #poetrymonday conversations continue with a difference, as Tom Sleigh & Cahal Dallat (in Brooklyn & London, with new collections publ. Feb & Apr, respectively) will both read & ‘interview’ each other re their new work & poetry in general: that’s Mon 23 May, 8pm (see right.)

And in other news, our 2022 judges, Joshua Bennett — whom many of you heard on our transatlantic #poetrymonday Zoom some months ago — & Eliot-prize shortlisted Carcanet author, Victoria Kennefick, are looking forward to reading your Troubadour International Poetry Prize poems (all via email, submission & online payment details on our prizes page, & do check out 2021’s winning poems here, as announced at last December’s prize night).
 

#poetrymondays on Zoom!

  • mon 23 may, 8pm (UK time): tom sleigh & cahal dallat: reading & in-conversation (free online event)

See full details of poetry readings

classes & courses

  • sun 22 may—sat 10 sep, £220: home truth: architecture & longing: 12-wk creative-writing workshop series with anne-marie fyfe
  • fri 13 may—sat 16 jul, £130: between the lines #10 – focus on form#1 7-wk close reading & critical masterclass with cahal dallat

See full details of classes and workshops

next event

mon 23 may, 8pm: tom sleigh & cahal dallat: reading & in-conversation (free online event)

Two poets, two new collections, & a change in our transatlantic #poetrymonday format as US poet, Tom Sleigh, & Coffee-House Poetry’s London-based Irish poet Cahal Dallat — who’s interviewed our guests for many years — both read from their latest publications & talk about their own & each other’s work/writing-lives.

  • Tom Sleigh’s poetry collections, include House of Fact, House of Ruin, Station Zed &, just published, The King’s Touch (Graywolf, Feb 2022): he is the author of the essay collections The Land between Two Rivers & Interview with a Ghost. A Distinguished Professor in the MFA Program at Hunter College, Tom lives in Brooklyn, & during the last eight years, he has also worked as a journalist in Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Kenya, Iraq, & Libya.
  • Cahal Dallat’s latest collection is Beautiful Lofty Things from Salmon Poetry. Poet, musician & critic, he is founder/organiser of WB Yeats Bedford Park Artwork Project, winner of the 2017 Keats-Shelley Prize, & a regular BBC R4 contributor. He has been Writer-in-Residence at Lenoir-Rhyne University, Hickory NC & a Harry Ransom Center Research Fellow at the University of Texas, Austin TX. His previous poetry collections include The Year of Not Dancing & Morning Star.

free online event, numbers limited, advance booking only, email info@coffeehousepoetry.org & Zoom link will be forwarded

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