Andrew McMillan and Rachael Allen

Andrew McMillan and Rachael Allen
Performance Lab, Sheffield Hallam University, Arundel Gate, Sheffield S1 2LQ
Saturday 18 May
8pm–9.30pm
£10 / £8 concessions (in advance or on the door)
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Join us for this reading by two extraordinary poets. Andrew McMillans poems are intimate and honest, unafraid of their own vulnerability, taking us to the heart of human experience. Rachael Allen’s debut Kingdomland is full of surreal turns, ekphrasis and shape-shifting scenarios, behind which everyday life is somehow continuing.

Andrew McMillan was born in South Yorkshire in 1988; his debut collection physical was the first ever poetry collection to win The Guardian First Book Award. His second collection, playtime, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2018; it was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation for Autumn 2018. He is senior lecturer at the Manchester Writing School at MMU and lives in Manchester.

Rachael Allen’s first collection of poetry Kingdomland is published by Faber & Faber. Nights of Poor Sleep, a collaboration with the painter Marie Jacotey, was
published as a co-authored artist’s book in 2017 by Test Centre. She is poetry editor at Granta and co-founder of poetry press clinic and online journal tender.  She has received a Northern Writers Award and an Eric Gregory Award.


Photo: Andrew McMillan by Innes Morrison