Simon Barraclough - 28th September

Our season begins on Tuesday 28th September with the ferociously talented Simon Barraclough.

'urban, filmic, provisional, political... he catches the sense of what it's like to live in the modern city' (Magma)

Simon Barraclough is originally from Yorkshire but has lived in London since 1997. He won the poetry section of the London Writers' Prize in 2000 and his 2008 debut Los Alamos Mon Amour (Salt Publishing) was shortlisted for Best First Collection in the Forward Prizes. His work has been published in the likes of Poetry Review, The Guardian, The FT and Magma and he is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 3 and 4. His latest collection Bonjour Tetris (Penned in the Margins) is a 'mini-book' of commissioned poems.

'[His new collection] simultaneously assaults and seduces the senses with an understated charm... If it is Barraclough's broad palette of subject matter that draws the reader in, it is his attention to the craft of poetry that will endure.'(The London Magazine)

Simon Barraclough's Website

Tuesday 28th September, The Punter, Simon Barraclough, Open Mic floor spots. Doors 7.30pm Readings 8pm.