Join us for the second WR x BF Poetry Salon, hosted by Poetry Editor Kayo Chingonyi. This is the third of a brand new series of monthly poetry nights, which will be held at Burley Fisher Books on the first Friday of each month. There will be drinks, and snacks.
The May salon will feature readings from Belinda Zhawi, Kate Potts, and Will Harris.
4 May 2018 / 19.00 – 21.30 / £4 / Book tickets
Belinda Zhawi is a Zimbabwean-born writer and educator who lives and works in London. Her work mostly focuses on memories of living in rural and urban Zimbabwe. She has performed across the UK in numerous venues, festivals and events including at Africa Writes, Bestival and TATE, with her work published in the anthologies LIMINAL ANIMALS and CASAGRANDE: RAIN OF POEMS. In 2013, Zhawi featured on Channel 4’s Random Acts and also co-founded the monthly poetry night, BORN::FREE. Zhawi was Associate Poet at the ICA from Autumn 2016 –Spring 2017.
Kate Potts is a London-based poet, academic and editor. Her first full-length collection is PURE HUSTLE (Bloodaxe). Kate teaches for Oxford University, Royal Holloway, and The Poetry School. She is co-director of site-specific poetry organisation Somewhere in Particular, creating poetry events which celebrate and explore particular communities and places. Kate recently completed a PhD on the multi-vocal poetic radio play. Her second poetry collection, FERAL, will be published by Bloodaxe in September 2018.
Will Harris is a writer of mixed Anglo-Indonesian heritage, born and based in London. He has worked in schools, led workshops at the Southbank Centre and teaches for The Poetry School. He co-edits 13 Pages and organises The Poetry Inquisition. He is currently an Assistant Editor at The Rialto, part of the editorial team behind Swimmers and a fellow of The Complete Works III. He was shortlisted for the Fitzcarraldo Essay Prize in 2017 and is published in the Bloodaxe anthology Ten: Poets of the New Generation. He was also featured in ES Magazine as part of the “new guard” of London poets. His debut pamphlet, All this is implied, was published by HappenStance in 2017. Mixed-Race Superman, an essay, is forthcoming from Peninsula Press in May 2018 (pre-order it here).