from Coffee-House Poetry organiser, Anne-Marie Fyfe

I’d promised to run the walk-&-write course once more, & what better time for Taking a Walk, a workshop series that will have you roaming, revelling in sunlight or moonbeams, & reflecting on walks & walking, real, remembered & fantastical, imagined, invented & actual, from summer days through to autumn. Full details on our classes page.

Meantime 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 13 june, 7.30 for 8pm: £10, bedford park festival poetry evening: the poetry of things With special guest: cahal dallat, hosted by anne-marie fyfe
  • mon 23 may, 8pm: tom sleigh & cahal dallat: reading & in-conversation (free online event)

See full details of poetry readings

classes & courses

  • sun 7 aug—sat 15 oct, £220: taking a walk: the poetry of footfall: 9-wk creative-writing workshop series with anne-marie fyfe
  • 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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