Poetry at the…Store, Edinburgh, 17 April 2011
Two poets published by Salt and one by HappenStance combine for what should be an great set of readings. It’s part of the ‘Poetry at the…’ series, held monthly at The Store, 35 Guthrie St, Edinburgh. The date is Sunday 17 April from 7.45-9.45pm (£4, concessions £3).
Steven Waling is a poet from Manchester with a growing reputation (one day, he’ll be a grown-up) and several books with his name on them, such as ‘Travelator’ (Salt) and ‘Captured Yes’ (Knives, Forks and Spoons). His work veers from humour to experiment, from serious play to playful seriousness, often in the space of one poem. His work can be found all over the internet, and in his professional work as a creative practitioner has been known to get whole rooms cutting and pasting poems to their heart’s abandon.
Ryan Van Winkle is Reader in Residence at the Scottish Poetry Library. His work has appeared in New Writing Scotland, The American Poetry Review, AGNI and Northwords Now. His first collection, ‘Tomorrow, We Will Live Here’ was released by Salt last year. He lives in Edinburgh but is still an American.
Matthew Stewart has lived in Extremadura, Spain, for the last fifteen years, where he works as the export manager and blender for a local winery. His poetry has been widely published in UK magazines, and Happenstance Press have just brought out ‘Inventing Truth’, his first pamphlet collection.
MC for the evening will be Rob A Mackenzie, who organises the series and has been published by both HappenStance (2005) and Salt (2009).