Brendan Cleary Relaunches THE ECHO ROOM & Sarah Jackson Launches PELT - Joint Reading May 25 in Brighton, UK
The Echo Room magazine originally ran for 19 never-to-be-forgotten issues in the 80s and 90s and is back with a poetic vengeance! Re-invented for the 21st century The Echo Room includes some of the most spellbinding poets writing today.
Originally from Northern Ireland, Brendan Cleary is one of the UK's most instinctively gifted poets and a master in the artistry of teaching poetry. Brendan's re-creation of The Echo Room in association with Pighog Press provides us with fascinating insights into the art and politics of poetry. Cleary will be joined on the night by Matthew Sweeney, Martin Myers and Jackie Wills. The newly relaunched The Echo Room contains poems by Simon Armitage, Geoff Hattersly, Helen Mort, Matthew Caley and many more.
Joining Brendan at the Redroaster Coffee House is Sarah Jackson, one of the most outstanding new voices in contemporary poetry. Sarah's beguiling poetic skill has already received recognition through her debut pamphlet Milk published by Pighog Press. Tonight marks the Brighton launch of Pelt, Sarah's first full collection published by Bloodaxe. Her poems will get under your skin as she explores the unsettling journey from infancy to adulthood.