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Mimi Khalvati & Kei Miller: Trafalgar Square Waterstones

Monday 18 Nov 2019, 18:30 to 21:00

Trafalgar Square


Conversation and poetry to celebrate the launch of Mimi Khalvati's new poetry collection, Afterwardness, from Carcanet and the recent publication of In Nearby Bushes by Kei Miller.

Doors open 6.30, poetry starts promptly at 7pm.
Tickets £7 include glass of wine/soft drink. Booking is available here.

Afterwardness by Mimi Khalvati is the Poetry Book Society Winter Wild Card and her ninth collection to be published by Carcanet. She is known as the queen of form, famed for adapting the ghazal to English use, and in this book she puts the Petrarchan sonnet to striking, unfamiliar use, widening the possibilities of the form.

'These poems are playful, moving and brimming with a fierce intelligence, and in this collection Mimi Khalvati is writing at the very height of her lyric power' - Hannah Lowe

Kei Miller is a poet, novelist, essayist, short story writer and broadcaster. In 2014 he won the Forward Prize for Best Poetry Collection and was named one of the Next Generation Poets. In Nearby Bushes was published in August and selected as The Telegraph's Book of the Month.

'Anyone who loves language will find it utterly intoxicating' - Roger Cox, The Scotsman

The evening will be presented by Jill Abram, poet, presenter and producer. She is Director of the influential collective Malika's Poetry Kitchen, and created the Stablemates series of poetry and conversation.

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