6:30pm – 8:00pm
Our regular Friday evening poetry headline event features three incredible contemporary UK poets. Nina Mingya Powles’ debut collection, Magnolia (Nine Arches Press, 2019) was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Book of Poetry in 2020. Phoebe Stuckes, four times winner of the Foyles Young Poets Award, released her debut collection, Platinum Blonde, in 2020 with Bloodaxe. Jack Underwood followed up his debut collection, Happiness (Faber, 2015) with a follow-up in 2021 called A Year In The New Life, which has been short-listed for the TS Eliot Prize. Hosting these three wonderful poets for readings and discussion is Emma Dai’an Wright, publisher and founder of Birmingham based indie The Emma Press.