Rough Trade Books presents

...On Poetry

Wednesday, 19th September 2018

Rough Trade Bristol

Doors 6:00pm
On-stage 7:00pm
Signing after show
Free entry

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Rough Trade Books presents a selection of their authors, showcasing the literary talent that helps make up the first batch of Rough Trade Editions.

Join Joe Dunthorne, Will Burns, Salena Godden and Olly Todd for a night of poetry and short fiction, with the wonderful Letterpress Collective creating letterpress prints on the night.

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Salena Godden

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Salena Godden is one of Britain’s foremost spoken word artists and poets whose electrifying live performances and BBC radio broadcasts have earned her a devoted following. She is the author of the collections, Under The Pier, Fishing in the Aftermath: Poems 1994-2014, and the literary memoir Springfield Road. Her live spoken word album LIVEwire was released with indie spoken word label Nymphs and Thugs and shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award for new work in poetry 2017.

Olly Todd

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Olly Todd is from Whitehaven in Cumbria and now lives in London after stints in Liverpool, Worcester and LA. His poems have appeared in The Rialto, Vice, Five Dials, Belleville Park Pages, Test Centre and the Clinic anthologies. He skates for Palace Skateboards and works as a travel copywriter.

Joe Dunthorne

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Joe Dunthorne’s first novel, Submarine, was translated into sixteen languages and adapted for film by Richard Ayoade. His second, Wild Abandon, won the 2012 Encore Award. His latest novel is The Adulterants. This summer he is publishing All The Poems Contained Within Will Mean Everything To Everyone, a short story, with Rough Trade Books.

Will Burns

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Will was born in London and raised in Buckinghamshire. He didn’t finish his English degree, choosing instead to start an ill-fated band with his brother. He has worked in factories, cleaning windows, painting houses and the best record shop on earth. He likes sports and ornithology and is Poet-In-Residence at Caught By The River. He was named as one of the 4 Faber & Faber New Poets for 2014 with his pamphlet in that series published in October 2014.

Letterpress Collective

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A workshop teaching both type composition and printing skills. Bringing slumbering presses back to life to engage with artists, writers and community projects in Bristol.