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Coffee House Poetry Presents – Poetry @ the Troubador

Step into summer with superb poetry from some super summer-season Troubadour poets:

Elaine Gaston (latest collection, The Lie of the Land, Doire, 2015) lectures at Ulster University, has won the Seamus Heaney Centre/No-Alibis award & had poems in Poetry Ireland: The Rising Generation

London-based Jon Stone won Poetry London’s annual competition in 2014 & 2016, & co-edited, with Kirsten Irving, the four-volume Birdbook project: his School of Forgery (Salt, 2012) is a PBS Recommendation

Claire Dyer’s poetry collections, Eleven Rooms & Interference Effects are published by Two Rivers Press. Her novels, The Moment & The Perfect Affair & her short story Falling for Gatsbyare published by Quercus;

Alistair Noon has lived in Berlin since the early 90s. His publications include two collections from Nine Arches Press, Earth Records (2012), shortlisted for the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize, & The Kersoene Singing (2015);

French translator Ruth Sharman lives in Bath; Birth of the Owl Butterflies, title poem of her debut collection, won an Arvon 2nd prize: her latest collection, Scarlet Tiger (2016) won the Straid Collection Award;

Nick Makoha, whose debut, The Lost Collection of an Invisible Man launched the Flippedeye pamphlet series, is a Cave Canem Graduate Fellow, won the Brunel International African Poetry Award, & represented Uganda at the London Cultural Olympiad’s Poetry Parnassus;

Michael Scott co-founded the Swindon Festival of Poetry: his debut chapbook Little Usherette (Red Ceilings Press, 2016) has been described as like Citizen Kane written on the back of a fag packet;

Penny Boxall’s debut collection is Ship of the Line (Eyewear, 2014); she won both the 2016 Edwin Morgan Poetry Award & first prize in the 2016 Elmet Poetry Competition;

plus singer/guitarist Henry Fajemirokun