As part of the University’s celebration of literature for 2017 “The Word is Hull”, we are hosting a series of three poetry readings celebrating new poetry, Hull poetry, and the poetic inheritance of Philip Larkin.
Join us to hear three poets read from their work and get the chance to chat with them during an interval.
The venue is the Brynmor Jones Library at the University of Hull where Philip Larkin was Librarian and where the City of Culture Larkin Exhibition will be showing from July to October.
Vicky Foster is an emerging new voice in the Yorkshire poetry scene. She performs regularly across Yorkshire and is Co-Founder of the monthly spoken word event “Women of Words” in Hull. Her first collection “Changing Tides” was published by Kings England Press last year as part of the Humber Sound collection.
She has performed numerous times on BBC Radio Humberside and on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb, and at events including Freedom Festival, John Grant’s North Atlantic Flux, Cornucopia Festival, Humber Mouth Literature Festival, Poetry at The Parsonage and Unity Words.
Rebecca Tamas is a London based poet, working towards a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at The University of East Anglia. Her poetry pamphlet, The Ophelia Letters, was published by Salt in 2013, and she has most recently had work in The White Review, Best British Poetry 2015, A Poem for Every Year and The Suburban Review. Rebecca's pamphlet Savage, will be published by Clinic in March, and she is currently working on poems about witchcraft, occult female alterity and ecological language.
André Naffis-Sahely was born in Venice in 1985 to an Iranian father and an Italian mother, but raised in Abu Dhabi. His first collection is forthcoming from Penguin. His poems have been featured in Ambit, Areté, The Best British Poetry 2014 (Salt), New Poetries VI (Carcanet, 2015), PN Review and Swimmers, among others, and his nonfiction writing has appeared in such publications as the Economist, The Times Literary Supplement, New Statesman and The White Review. He has been awarded fellowships from bodies including MacDowell Colony and Dar al-Ma'mûn.