Five poets will read for us at the next Mirrorball night on 29th October: Jonathan Edwards, Martin Malone, Mark Russell, Anne Stokes and Ann Rawson.
Jonathan Edwards’s first collection, My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren) won the Costa Poetry Award and the Wales Book of the Year People’s Choice Award. It was shortlisted for the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. His poems have won prizes in competitions including the Cardiff International Poetry Competition, the Ledbury Festival International Poetry Competition and the Basil Bunting Award, and have appeared in magazines including Poetry Review, Poetry Wales, New Welsh Review and The North. He works as a teacher.
“Joyful and dynamic – a collection that’ll make you laugh and make you think” – Costa Poetry Book Award Judges
Born in County Durham, Martin Malone now lives in Scotland. He has published two poetry collections: The Waiting Hillside (Templar, 2011) and Cur (Shoestring, 2015). An Honorary Research Fellow in Creative Writing at Aberdeen University, he is currently studying for a Ph.D in poetry at Sheffield University. He edits The Interpreter’s House poetry journal.
Mark Russell has published two pamphlets, Saturday Morning Pictures (Red Ceilings Press, 2015), and Pursued by Well-being (tall-lighthouse, 2013). His poetry has appeared in a variety of publications, including The Rialto, Under the Radar, The Interpreter’s House, Tears in the Fence, The Frogmore Papers, Poetry Salzburg Review, Gutter, Bare Fiction, Molly Bloom, Shadowtrain, Otoliths, and fourfold.
Anne Stokes, who lectures in translation at the University of Stirling, is a translator of literary and academic works and writes about German literature. She will be reading prize winning recent translations of poetry by Sarah Kirsch
the acclaimed former East German writer who died in 2013. Sarah Kirsch is a poet of rare power and invention, Elaine Feinstein
Ann Rawson’s First pamphlet: “Chasing Winter Dragons” (2014). Short-listed for the Callum Macdonald Award (2015). She has also been short-listed for the James Kirkup Competition (2012).
29/10/15, 7pm in the CCA, free to members or £5 on the door for non-members.