I’m really looking forward to this

Monday 25th January, Coffee-House Poetry at The Troubadour, 263-267 Old Brompton Road LONDON SW5 9JA

From 8 to 10 pm, tickets £7
Book via PayPal on website or by cheque payable to Coffee-House Poetry, PO Box 16210, LONDON, W4 1ZP

The classic Coffee-House Poetry prelude to spring, a scintillating winter salon of new voices & new collections:

  • Jessica Traynor was awarded the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary in 2014 & is a 2015 Troubadour Prizewinner. Her first collection, Liffey Swim (Dedalus, 2014), was shortlisted for the 2015 Strong/ Shine Award.
  • Screenwriter & novelist Kate Bingham has had her poetry shortlisted for a Forward Prize twice. Infragreen (Seren, 2015) is her third collection: full of sensuous, imaginative and beautifully accomplished work (Poetry Review).
  • Tamar Yoseloff’s collaborations with artists include Formerly (with photographer Vici MacDonald) which was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes AwardA Formula for Night: New and Selected Poems (Seren, 2015) is her fifth poetry collection.
  • Carole Bromley blogs regularly for digital mag YorkMix & teaches creative writing at York University’s Lifelong Learning Centre. She has won first prize in the Bridport Prize & Bronte Society PrizeThe Stonegate Devil (Smith/Doorstop, 2015) is her second collection.
  • Lesley Saunders is a featured poet in Carcanet’s latest New Poetries VI (Carcanet 2015): her latest collection, The Walls Have Angels (Mulfran, 2014) was inspired by a residency at Acton Court, & by its 1535 visitors, Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn.
  • Physician & Columbia University professor, Owen Lewis has won a number of awards for his poetry including London School of Jewish Studies: his collections include March in San Miguel, Sometimes Full of Daylight, and Best Man (Dos Madres, 2015).
  • Poet & former newspaper sub, Greg Freeman, is news editor for the essential poetry gigs & reviews website Write Out Loud. His 2015 Indigo Dreams pamphlet Trainspotters was launched in the pub at King’s Cross Station.
  • Maura Dooley teaches at Goldsmiths’ College & has edited a number of anthologies including Making for Planet Alice: several of her collections have been Eliot-shortlisted & her latest The Silvering, due from Bloodaxe, in spring 2016, is a PBS Recommendation.