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The Spoke & Eyebrow Go Spike!

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Spike Island Café-Bar • 133 Cumberland Road • BS1 6UX

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To celebrate the publication of four poetry collections from THE SPOKE
in the past 12 months by Seren Books,
Claire Williamson, Bob Walton, Paul Deaton and Elizabeth Parker
join forces with top trumpet and drums duo
EYEBROW - Pete Judge and Paul Wigens -
for a festive treat of four distinctive poetic voices
and beguiling atmospheric soundscapes.
Last seen together at Sanctum Bristol 2015,
a unique partnership of poetry and music
in the convivial ambience of Spike Island’s café-bar.
Books and cds on sale in time for you-know-what. A night not to be missed.


Tuesday 4 December 2018
Spike Island Café-Bar • 133 Cumberland Road • BS1 6UX
Doors open 7.15pm Start 8pm on the dot
Admission £3 on the door (redeemable against any book or cd bought on the night). Please reserve your place on Eventbrite.


Claire Williamson's Visiting the Minotaur:

'Rare is the collection that possesses such a boundless emotional palette, but in Visiting the Minotaur the reader is called on a journey that explores the frontiers of feeling and sutures opposites - past to future and trauma to recovery - in a dazzling display of linguistic imagination and lyrical adventure. Moments of devastating recollection are conveyed with skewering exactness whilst portraits of motherhood shed fresh light on this experience. By turns heart-wrenching and page-stopping, Williamson’s new collection triangulates drama, comedy and memory in a way that leaves the reader changed. Here is a book that demands to be read and re-read.' - Carolyn Jess-Cooke


Bob Walton's Sax Burglar Blues

"The poems in Robert Walton’s Sax Burglar Blues are clever and keenly observed, ranging from vivid memories of youth to pointed satire. In the title poem, the pleasing complexity of jazz mirrors the poet’s vocation to embody, echo and reverberate the complexities of lived experience.' - Clare E Potter, The Crunch.


Paul Deaton's A Watchful Astronomy:

We have to be grateful for Deaton’s luminous originality. A Watchful Astronomy is such an unclouded, moving and accessible collection it should be prescribed by the NHS for those who say they cannot stomach poetry because it’s too difficult or irrelevant - Ritchie McCaffrey, The Poetry School


Elizabeth Parker

‘Hers is a dexterous poetry of confidently conjured atmospheres and moods, at once elusive and heady with lyric invention. She has a canny way with the repeated phrase and a technical control that's impressive yet lightly worn. Parker's debut is, without doubt, a fine thing to be both celebrated and admired.' – Martin Malone, The Interpreter's House


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