The Society Club invites you to an evening of poetry with readings from Martina Evans, Denise Saul and Róisín Tierney, with introduction by poet and publisher of the Rack Press, Nicholas Murray
Tuesday, November 6th
6:30 – 8:30
Come join us for a glass of wine, a gorgeous cocktail and some memorable poetry.
‘Rack Press ever impresses’. –Poetry Review
Rack Press was established in 2005 and is based in Wales. In 7 short years, Rack Press has established itself as an independent poetry publisher producing high-quality chapbooks of new voices as well as award-winning poets such as Christopher Reid. Nominated for the 2012 Michael Marks Award for Best Poetry Pamphlet series, we celebrate their success with readings from three poets – all published earlier this year by Rack – along with publisher/poet Nicholas Murray.
Thomas McCarthy has called her ‘one of a kind and brilliant’. Poet and novelist Martina Evansis a popular performer of her work and has appeared on BBC radio and various festivals throughout the world. She teaches creative writing at the City Lit in London. Her latest collection from Rack Press is Oh Bart! praised by David Morley in the latest Poetry Review for its ‘fabulously elastic, strongly-voiced lines’.
Born in London, Denise Saul is a poet and fiction writer and winner of the 2011 Geoffrey Dearmer Prize for her poem ‘Leaving Abyssinia’ which is included in her Rack Press pamphlet House of Blue. House of Blue was recently reviewed as ‘highly striking, intelligent and various. Title poem held me, would not let go,’ by the Poetry Review. Her pamphlet was recommended in the Spring by the Poetry Book Society.
Róisín Tierney studied psychology and philosophy in Dublin before moving to London. Her Rack Press book, Dream Endings, won the Michael Marks Award earlier this year where judges praised her by saying ‘Roisin Tierney’s subjects may be the dark ones of human vulnerability and anguish, but the poems in this wonderfully cohesive and well-organized sequence rest on solid and graceful foundations of precision, musicality and wit. A remarkable solo debut from this already much-noticed poet’.
Nicholas Murray is a poet, author, and journalist who established the Rack Press in 2005. His recent book on the WW1 British poets, The Red Sweet Wine of Youth is a passionate recreation of the lives of the greatest poets to come out of the conflict, and has been hailed as ‘a fine account of the poetic sensibility of the period’ by the Daily Telegraph. His latest collection of poetry published this year is Acapulco: New and Selected Poems (Melos)