Poetry On Tap


Poetry on Tap features Collin Kelley and Karen Head
6 July 2010, 10:51 am
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Our final event for this season features COLLIN KELLEY and KAREN HEAD, two fine US poets on tour in the UK and a real scoop for Poetry on Tap. Not to be missed, as they are currently becoming big names on the US (world) poetry scene!

COLLIN KELLEY is a novelist, poet and playwright from Atlanta, Georgia. Vanilla Heart Publishing has just released his debut novel, Conquering Venus. His poetry collections include After the Poison, Slow To Burn and Better To Travel, which was nominated for the 2003 Georgia Author of the Year Award, Kate Tufts Discovery Award and Lambda Literary Award. He is a multiple Pushcart Prize nominee, with poems, essays and interviews appearing in magazines, journals and anthologies around the world, including My Diva: 65 Gay Men On The Women Who Inspire Them.

KAREN HEAD is the author of Sassing (WordTech Press, 2009), My Paris Year (All Nations Press, 2009) and Shadow Boxes (All Nations Press, 2003). Her most recent digital project was a collaborative exquisite corpse poem created via Twitter while she stood atop the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square as part of Antony Gormley’s One and Other Project; her poetry project, “Monumental” was detailed in a TIME online mini-documentary.

You are welcome to share up to 2 poems at our popular Open Mic. Limited number of places, so be quick to ensure yourself a slot or you can try your luck at our Open Mic Lucky Dip!

Come and read in our lovely new venue at the Old Orleans, or simply relax with a beer and hear the words flow! Bring your friends and come join us for another fun Sunday soon.

£4 entry or £2 for open mic readers

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Poetry on Tap is Cardiff’s freshest monthly poetry and spoken word series, co-curated by Ivy Alvarez and Mab Jones. It provides a showcase for electric experimentation and lively risk-taking through poetry, with exciting and uncommon pairings between poets and spoken word artists.

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