April 27th - Egg Box Special Event

Our next CB1 Poetry event is an open mic evening at The Punter on Tuesday April 27th, which in addition to the single-estate-varietals of our open mic slots promises a spellbinding Egg Box Poets' Easter Extravaganza with readings from Ben Borek, Agnes Lehoczky and Nathan Hamilton

Run by poet Nathan Hamilton, Egg Box is an independent poetry publisher based in Norwich. A talented and influential young poet in his own right, Nathan will be reading some new work and introducing CB1 to two of Egg Box's finest, Ben Borek and Agnes Lehoczky, both reading from a selection of poems including sneak previews of exciting works in progress.

Here are photographs of the three readers in a variety of different settings:

Ben Borek was born in in Camberwell in 1980. He has appeared on BBC Radio 3 and has read at the Latitude poetry festival and his book, Donjong Heights, was a cult hit of 2007, featuring on BBC Radio 4 and in London's TimeOut, among many others. He lives in London, where he teaches and is currently working on his second verse novel.

Agnes Lehoczky was born in 1976 in Budapest. Station X and Medalion, her first two short collections, were published in Budapest, by Universitas, in 2000 & 2002. Her first full collection in English, Budapest to Babel, was published by Egg Box in 2009 to critical acclaim and she is currently working on her second title, which will be out in 2010/2011.

Nathan Hamilton runs Egg Box Publishing and is chairman of the board for Inpress, representing 40+ independent publishers in the UK. He programmes the Richmond Upon Thames Book Now literature festival and works for poetry magazine The Rialto. His poetry and criticism have been published in a number of places, in print and online, including Poetry London, the Manhattan Review, nth position, the Guardian and the Spectator.