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Poetry on the Rise: Readings from Declan Ryan and Hannah Sullivan

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Join us for a relaxing evening listening to some of the best voices the London poetry scene has to offer with our reading series: Poetry on the Rise!

Our first readings are from top poets Declan Ryan and Hannah Sullivan!

DECLAN RYAN - CRISIS ACTOR

Crisis Actor chronicles various failures and farewells. It is peopled by faded heroes and deferential devotees; a hanged donkey, a bloated rat; solitary bachelors and disillusioned youths – these are the watchers, not the players. The poems are awash with rueful self-accusation and laconic scepticism. There are touching elegies, reportage and bruised, wary replayings. A blistering sequence about boxers and their fates weaves through the collection. The overwhelming sense is of life going on elsewhere, the halcyon days and brightest of years long past. This is the aftermath of being one who – in Matthew Arnold's words – 'has reached his utmost limits and finds . . . himself far less than he had imagined himself'.

HANNAH SULLIVAN - WAS IT FOR THIS

Hannah Sullivan's first collection, Three Poems, won the T. S. Eliot Prize and the inaugural John Pollard International Poetry Prize. Was It for This continues that book's project, offering a trenchant exploration of the ways in which we attempt to map our lives in space and time.

But there is also the wider, collective experience to contend with, the upheaval of historic event and present disaster. 'Tenants', the first poem, is an elegy for Grenfell, written from the uneasy perspective of a new mother living a few streets away. Elsewhere, from the terraces and precincts of seventies and eighties London to the late-at-night decks of American suburbs, intimately inhabited geographies provide reference points and sites for revisiting.

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Poetry on the Rise: Readings from Declan Ryan and Hannah Sullivan

Type:Literary Event

Books on the Rise, 80 Hill Rise, Richmond, London, TW10 6UB

Tel: 07465984454

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