Thursday, 17 April 2008

Poetry reading at University of Kent, May 12th

An exciting event!

May 12th

Rutherford Poets will read a selection of poetry from their latest publication: Stubborn Mule Orchestra, by Luigi Marchini (Winner! Canterbury Writers Poetry Prize 2006), Christopher Hobday (editor Canterbury Poets blog) and Gary Studley (Winner! UKC T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize 2007) has just been published.

The 76-page volume features more than 50 poems on a variety of subjects, in a multitude of styles, with free verse and regular metre. Honest confessions rub shoulders with flights of fancy. Written with a commitment to producing the best possible standard of work, this collection marks a plateau for the poets, and features their best work of the past few years.

“…the avenues and alleyways
of her waking hours…”

“…a night bird hovers, petal-winged,
takes perch on the tower for a beat then blinks…”

“…confusion of puppets
in untutored hands…”


Regular contributors to Night Train, members of the Save As writing group and currently on the editorial board for Logos, the University’s prose and poetry journal, these three poets have produced a startling, ambitious and impressive body of work. Stubborn Mule Orchestra sets the bar high for future local publications, and adds another facet to Canterbury’s burgeoning poetry scene.

There will be a chance to buy the poetry after the readings. For more information, and to see samples of their work, visit http://www.canterburypoets.bravehost.com/.

6.00pm May 12th 2008

Rutherford Staff Common Room
Rutherford College

Followed by Fairtrade drinks and nibbles (donations towards the drinks costs are most welcome)

Free of charge and open to all

See you all there!