Haringey Literature Live: National Poetry Day – 3rd October
On Thursday October 3rd from 7.30pm we present:
Haringey Literature Live – celebration of National Poetry Day at Karamel restaurant with readings from Richard Dyer and Naomi Foyle. Booking recommended on 020 8829 8989! More info
Richard Dyer is a widely published art critic reviewer, poet, fiction writer and practicing artist. His poetry and fiction have been published in Contemporary, Ambit, Moving Worlds, Le Gun, Victoria, / seconds and Junger Welt among others. His first poetry collection, A Western Journey, was published by Arlen House, in October 2006. In 2008 he published a second collection, Bog Land Scapes, released as a DVD. In October 2010 he read with John Cooper Clarke in Galway. He is an editor at Third Text, Art Editor of Wasafiri and a Corresponding Editor for Ambit literary magazine.
“Richard’s poetry is sturdy, strong, and the sounds of words are pushed beyond the literal to a music out of jagged meaning. While one effect is that of melancholy, there is redemption too.” Michael D Higgins
Naomi Foyle was born in London, England, and grew up in Hong Kong, Liverpool and Saskatchewan, and now lives in Brighton. Naomi is the author of several poetry collections, The Night Pavillion, a 2008 Poetry Society Recommendation, and The World Cup (2010) both from Waterloo Press. Her poetry readings include appearances at The Cuisle Festival in Limerick, and Tacheles Art House in Berlin. Librettist of the award-winning bouffon opera Hush (Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto 1990), she is also the author of a short verse drama, The Strange Wife, produced by the Bush Theatre in 2011. Naomi’s first novel, Seoul Survivors, a cyber-thriller set in South Korea, will be published by Jo Fletcher Books in Februrary 2013. Naomi holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Bangor University. Her topic, Venus Victrix: The Warrior Woman in Narrative Verse, propelled her into activism, and she now campaigns for a just peace in the Middle East. www.naomifoyle.com
“Naomi Foyle’s voice is confident, fervent, erotic, lyrical, distinctive. Her writing is bold and unflinching, imaginative… thrilling and disconcertingly edgy…” PBS Bulletin