Just picked up the first notice of this year's Shearsman events in London. Tony Frazer, who runs Shearsman, put on some fantastic readers last year, not least of which was an exclusive event with Christopher Middleton (who is also published by Enitharmon).
I'm very disappointed I can't make this one, mainly because of Elisabeth Bletsoe. I first stumbled on her work through Tony's guest editing of Poetry International Web (which also featured Frances Presley and Peter Riley). I was blown away.
If you get there, let us know what you think...
The first in Shearsman's 2008 Reading Series takes place on Wednesday, 16 January at 7:30 pm, featuring Elisabeth Bletsoe & Peter Robinson.
20/21 Bloomsbury Way
London WC1A 2TH
The entrance is around the corner on Barter Street.
Closest Tube Stations: Holborn (Central & Piccadilly Lines : 4 minutes' walk), Tottenham Court Road (Central & Northern Lines: 6 minutes), Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line: 10 minutes). Several buses stop a few yards from the Hall. There is an underground carpark close by, underneath Bloomsbury Square. Disabled access is available, but please let us know in advance if it is required.
Further details here of the venue:www.shearsman.com/pages/editorial/readings.html