“A Wild Gush from Poetry on Tap”
CARDIFF, WALES – Poets PETER FINCH and LESLIE MCMURTRY will read their latest work at the new Poetry on Tap reading series on Sunday, 15 November, upstairs at the Promised Land, Windsor Place (off Queen St), from 2pm.
PETER FINCH is the author of several collections of poetry and local history, including The Welsh Poems and Real Cardiff. He will be reading new and previously unread poems from his forthcoming Seren collection ZEN CYMRU. Swansea-based upcoming poet LESLIE MCMURTRY, originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico and recently announced the winner of Rev. Eli Jenkins' Five and Country Senses Poetry Competition, will also read.
The evening also includes an open mic section. Entry £4, and £2 for open mic readers.
Poetry on Tap is a monthly poetry and spoken word series co-curated by Ivy Alvarez and Mab Jones, providing a showcase for electric experimentation and lively risk-taking through poetry, with exciting and uncommon pairings between poets and spoken word artists. Supported by Academi.
What: Poetry on Tap, a monthly poetry/spoken word series
Who: Poets PETER FINCH & LESLIE McMURTRY feature
Where: The Promised Land, Windsor Place (off Queen St)
When: Sunday, 15 November 2009, start 2pm
How much: £4 / £2 open mic readers
Notes for Editors:
Ivy Alvarez is the author of Mortal (Washington, DC: Red Morning Press, 2006). Her poetry is featured in anthologies, journals and new media in many countries, including Best Australian Poems 2009 (Black Inc), Brilliant Coroners (Laupe House) and Letters to the World (Red Hen Press).
Mab Jones is a poet, comic, writer, performer and spoken word artist. Winner of the John Tripp Spoken Poetry Audience Award and semi-finalist in the Funny Women and Radio 4 National Poetry Slam competitions, her first poetry book is forthcoming in 2010.
Poetry on Tap Blog: http://poetryontap.wordpress.com/