Two wonderful poetry evenings are planned for the Print Room – in the Old Coronet on Notting Hill Gate. Next week you can book to listen to Andrew McMillan and Neil Rollinson on 19th November for just £10 – or for NHPost readers use the code PRPOETRY and you can have two tickets for £17. McMillan is just 26 years old and his debut writing is described as ‘hymns to the male body’. Rollinson has published three collections already and Talking Dead is discussed as ‘a refreshment of the senses: lifting the lid on the human condition in a heartfelt celebration of the act of being, whether in moments of love or mortality, sex or feasting’. On 15th December poets Liz Berry and Don Patterson will take the stage. Berry’s debut collection, Black Country (Chatto & Windus, 2014), was a Poetry Book Society recommendation, received a Somerset Maugham Award and won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2014. Patterson is one of the most well known poets of today and he has a new collection – 40 Sonnets – which is rich and accomplished.
Poetry at The Print Room started about three years ago with literary agent Marion Manning in charge of putting the evenings together. She feels strongly that we should hear the work of living poets read by the authors, which makes these evenings extra special. About eight poetry evenings are held each year in the studio space. After the readings, which last about an hour, there is a convivial drink and chat. Really a charming evening for all. Book now as it often sells out. the-print-room