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“My mother tried to teach me that the dark is friendly. She wanted me to grow up in a world where that was true. And except for electricity, except for the two phones at either end of the one street, and for the radio, blaring The Eurythmics or humming Paul Simon in South Africa, it was as much the 1800s as the 80s. We might have been the lightkeepers, 100 years ago.”

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Photos by Zarah Zahir.

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Sarah After Hours

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Artwork by Emalyn Feitshans.

 Early draft with a few choice typos. Artwork by Emalyn Feitshans.


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I’m performing at London Literature Lounge @ the Poetry Cafe on Thursday 18th July. It’s a special evening for me, as it’s not only presented by Anjan Saha who hosted my book launch, but I’ll be reading alongside Sundra Lawrence, the poet who, many years ago, gave me my first taste of working in the ‘poetry world’.

London Literature Lounge: Covent Garden Nights

With Miriam Nash, Sundra Lawrence & Phil Lawder

Thursday 18th July 2013

Hosted by Anjan Saha and Jason Barnett

The Poetry Café (The Poetry Place) 8pm – 10pm

22 Betterton Street

London WC2H 9BX

Tel (venue): 020 7420 9888

W: www.poetrysociety.org.uk/content/cafe/



Author bios:

Sundra’s poetry has been described as “warm, visceral and witty”. She is published in numerous anthologies and journals including the Los Angeles Review. Starchild was her first chapbook.  She has performed her work widely, including Soho Theatre, the Bristol Poetry Festival, BookSlam, De Paul University, Chicago, Jazz Café, Prague and also on television and radio. She has two young children and lives in North London.

Phil Lawder juggles and occasionally drops two careers, writing, performance poetry, a family and a cat. He is currently working on creating the 36 hour day. He has no ambition to write the great British novel but is part way through writing several average to fairly good ones. His work is a wry and often insulting commentary on what he sees around him, the stumbling relationships and hollow hopes of London and beyond.

… & me.

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One of my favourite memories from 2012 so far, Jacob Sam-La Rose‘s Poetry Loves Company evening at Woolfson & Tay, captured here in a beautiful short film by Danielle Shaw (I make a small appearance!)

Poetry Loves Company 01/12 from Danielle Shaw on Vimeo.

For more work by Danielle Shaw visit: http://danielleshaw.co.uk/

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In March I was invited to perform at the Shuffle, but when the organisers, audience and performers turned up, the poetry cafe was mysteriously closed. So instead I’m performing there tonight. Expect poems on the big bang, tree climbing, cupboards and coins…

7.30pm on Saturday 29 May at The Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9BX. Tickets £5/£3.

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It’s always lovely to be asked back to an event. This time last year I performed a short set at The Shuffle, an acclaimed night at the Poetry Cafe, run by one of my favourite poets, Jacqueline Saphra and others. This Saturday I’m one of their featured poets, along with John Citizen and Rachel Smith. If you feel like a bit of poetry of a Saturday night, it’s a good place to be.

The Shuffle starts at 7.30pm on Saturday 27 March at The Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9BX. Tickets cost £5/£3.

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