I recently finalized plans for a launch/reading tour in the U.K., Ireland, and Paris for my second book of poems, Sonnets (Shearsman Books, 2010)
. Many thanks to curators Tony Frazer (Shearsman), Nathan Thompson (PoAttic), Paul Casey (Ó Bhéal), Scott Thurston (University of Salford), Michelle Noteboom, and Jennifer K. Dick (Ivy Writers) for making these readings and workshop possible. I couldn’t resist including thumbnails of these venues. The itinerary:
7:30 pm, Tuesday, May 4
Shearsman Reading Series
Swedenborg Hall, Swedenborg House
20/21 Bloomsbury Way, London
This has to be, hands down, the most beautiful hall I will have ever read in.
8:00 pm, Thursday, May 6
PoAttic Reading Series
Jersey Opera House, St. Helier, Jersey, U.K.
(OK, not the actual opera stage, but a room called the “Attic” where Nathan says the phantoms live.)
8:30 pm, Monday, May 10
Ó Bhéal Reading Series
The Long Valley (upstairs), Cork, Ireland
Can’t wait to try their famous sandwiches . . .
6:00 – 8:00 pm, Tuesday, May 11
University of Salford
Reading and two-hour session with students in the MA in Creative Writing: Innovation and Experiment program
Looking forward to meeting the students!
A recent addition to the tour:
Tuesday, May 18
Ivy Writers Reading Series
17 rue Tiquetonne, Paris