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Hear Hare Here #15: Beverley Bie Brahic, Jay Whittaker, Chris Kerr
November 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm£5
Come and cosy up as the nights draw in with Hear Hare Here #14. We are so excited to welcome Beverley Bie Brahic, Chris Kerr and Jay Whittaker to read with us – and there will, of course, be a raffle. MC is our Writer-in-Residence the poet and novelist Claire Askew.
So come along and immerse yourself in words, have a glass of wine, and enjoy!
Beverley Bie Brahic is a poet, translator and occasional critic. Her collection,
White Sheets, was a finalist for the 2012 Forward Prize; Hunting the Boar (2016)
was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and her translation, Guillaume
Apollinaire, The Little Auto, won the 2013 Scott Moncrieff Prize. Other
translations include Francis Ponge, Unfinished Ode to Mud, a 2009 Popescu Prize
finalist, and books by Hélène Cixous, Yves Bonnefoy, Jacques Derrida and Julia
Kristeva. Brahic was born in Saskatoon, Canada, grew up in Vancouver and now lives in Paris and the San Fransisco Bay area.
Edinburgh-based Jay Whittaker’s debut poetry collection, Wristwatch, was published by Cinnamon Press in 2017. She writes about transition, resilience, grief, living with breast cancer, and LGBT+ lives (including her own). She performed at the StAnza international poetry festival 2018, and is widely published, recently appearing in Gutter and The North. In September 2018 work commissioned by her for the Scottish Feminist Judgements Project appeared in an exhibition at the Scottish Parliament.
Chris Kerr is from London and lives in Edinburgh. His poems have appeared in Ambit, Adjacent Pineapple, Blackbox Manifold, Haverthorn, Oxford Poetry, The Literateur, Under the Radar and Ink, Sweat & Tears. His first pamphlet, Citidyll, was published by Broken Sleep Books. Chris was commended in the Verve Poetry Festival City Poetry Competition 2018. He was shortlisted for the Jane Martin Poetry Prize in 2017. He is the co-author of ./code –poetry with Daniel Holden.
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