CB1 Poetry at Michaelhouse 2007 Launch Event

We were overwhelmed by the response to our launch event, with a packed venue and a fabulous atmosphere for our first ever readings at The Michaelhouse. We're very grateful to everyone who came to listen, to our floor spot readers, and of course to our guest poets Tobias Hill and Helen Mort, for making it such an exceptional evening.

A selection of photographs from the event is given above. Please use the pause button and last/next buttons (hover your mouse cursor over the pictures to access these) in order to browse through the collection. If you do not have Flash Player installed, you may alternatively view the photographs here.

Press coverage: BBC website, Cambridge Evening News


About Tobias Hill and Helen Mort



Selected as one of the country's Next Generation poets, shortlisted for the 2004 Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year and named by the TLS as one of the best young writers in the country, Tobias Hill is one of the leading British writers of his generation. His award-winning collections of poetry are Year of the Dog, Midnight in the City of Clocks, and Zoo. His fiction has been published to acclaim in many countries; his third third novel, The Cryptographer, led A S Byatt to observe that "Hill is one of the most original and interesting novelists working in Britain."

His new collection, Nocturne in Chrome & Sunset Yellow, extends Hill’s romance with London’s psychic and surreal fabric. "Hill celebrates cosmopolitan London," an "object of love with the shadow of 7/7 hanging over it, the poetry touching it gently, curiously and carefully with full awareness of its fragility." (George Szirtes)

For more information on his work and his latest collection, visit www.saltpublishing.com.

Helen Mort
is a recent Cambridge graduate and five-times winner of the Foyle Young Poets Award. Her pamphlet 'the shape of every box' is published by tall-lighthouse press (see www.tall-lighthouse.co.uk for more information). She has appeared at the Oxford Literary Festival and more recently at the Ledbury Poetry Festival. She received an Eric Gregory Award in 2007 and is currently working towards a full length collection.

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Christopher Reid      
      George Szirtes
Clare Pollard      
      Don Paterson
Patience Agbabi      
      Hugo Williams





         Don Paterson

                      Hugo Williams

       Clare Pollard

       George Szirtes         Christopher Reid

                     Patience Agbabi