Nine Arches Press reading
with Ian Humphreys, David Clarke and Theresa Lola
Performance Lab, Sheffield Hallam University, Arundel Gate, Sheffield S1 2LQ
Sunday 19 May
£10 / £8 concessions (in advance or on the door)
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This reading introduces three exciting poets from Rugby-based Nine Arches Press, which celebrated its tenth birthday in 2018.
Theresa Lola is a British-Nigerian poet and joint winner of the 2018 Brunel International African Poetry Prize.
Her debut poetry collection In Search of Equilibrium is an extraordinary and exacting study of death and grieving.
Ian Humphreys is a fellow of the Complete Works programme, which promotes diversity, quality and innovation in British poetry. His debut collection Zebra pays homage to those who took the first steps – minority writers, LGBT civil rights activists, 70s queer night-clubbers and the poet’s own mixed-race parents.
David Clarke’s pamphlet Gaud won the Michael Marks award and his collection Arc was short-
listed for the Polari Prize. His new collection The Europeans encompasses ideas of nationhood and national identity, serving as a warning against nostalgia, a lucid and prescient exploration of how we see ourselves and how we are seen.
Nine Arches Press was founded in 2008 with the aim of creating a platform for new, adventurous and vital work in poetry. They have published books by Jo Bell, Inua Ellams, Jacqueline Saphra, Roy McFarlane and Deborah Alma, amongst many others. As well as publishing over 80 publications in ten years, and prize nominations and short listings from the Ted Hughes Award through to the TS Eliot Poetry Prize and regional Finalist in the Best Independent Small Press in the British Book Awards, Nine Arches also run live poetry events such as Coventry’s WordPlay series, and provide mentoring and development opportunities to more than 20 emerging poets every year. This showcase promises to provide an adventure in poetry, presenting three distinctive voices with plenty to say and share.
This is situated in Arundel Gate Court on Arundel Gate. There are lifts, accessible toilets and wheelchair access available. Detailed information can be found here: https://www.accessable.co.uk/venues/owen-building