New Season, New Permanent Venue
Our next event is Tuesday 27th October -- a Carcanet New Poetries special -- see below for details. We are lining up some brilliant readings for the autumn and winter, and have a new permanent home for the whole season. All events will be upstairs at the lovely CB2 Bistro Café on Norfolk Street, where there is plenty of room for us to swing a poet or two, and a great bar/café downstairs where you can get all manner of drinks, cakes and savoury delights. Here is our venue information page. Now, we realise there is a slight possibility of confusion, so to be clear... we are still called CB1 Poetry, but we are at CB2 Café, not at our origin/namesake of CB1 Café on Mill Road. Good to get that off our chest...
Tuesday 27th October - Carcanet New Poetries
Join us at 8pm upstairs at CB2 Café for this brilliant special event celebrating Carcanet New Poetries. We have no fewer than seven highly talented readers for your delight: Vahni Capildeo, John Clegg, Adam Crothers, Ben Rogers, Lesley Saunders, Claudine Toutoungi and Rebecca Watts.
As always, doors open at 7.30 for an 8pm start to the readings; payment on the door only £5/£4 concessions; first come first served 2-minute open mic spots will be available (ask for the sign-up sheet on arriving) and there will be books by guest readers for sale.
rubbed out all the time,
Faces, thoughts, lines of communication. Take this empty space, around which the artist has sketched the beige sizzle of hot sand, the cry of an out- of-sight gull, the breath of a sleeping child sighing behind drawn-down blinds. All the people in it have left, or died or are in hiding and even the unmanned boats go nowhere, save for one without moorings nosing towards freedom on a fishless sea.