Duration 60 Mins

Experience work by three of the UK’s most exciting contemporary poets, all approaching questions of identity from different vantage points – language, ecology, and queer eroticism. These award-winning writers perform distinct and subversive poetic manoeuvres, in order to broach pertinent questions about the failure of language, the impact of environmental collapse upon intimacy, and the fluidity of the lived self, as an inhabitant of the body.

Author Biographies

Joey Connolly grew up in Sheffield and now works in London as Director of Faber Academy. His first collection of poems, Long Pass, was published by Carcanet in 2017, and was followed by The Recycling in May 2023. He received an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in 2012.

Abigail Parry is the author of Jinx and I Think We’re Alone Now, both published by Bloodaxe. Jinx deals in trickery, gameplay, masks and costume, and has been described as “a party in a bag” (Declan Ryan) and “vaudevillian sleaze” (Stephanie Sy-Quia). I Think We’re Alone Now investigates intimacy and failures of intimacy, and was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize 2023.   

K Patrick is a writer based in Scotland. Their poetry has appeared in Poetry Review, Granta and Five Dials, and was shortlisted for The White Review Poet’s Prize in 2021, the same year that K was also shortlisted for The White Review’s Short Story Prize. In 2023 they were shortlisted for the BBC Short Story Award. Their debut novel, Mrs S, published by Fourth Estate (UK) and Europa (US) was selected as an Observer Best Debut of the Year, and K was named a Granta Best of Young British Novelists for 2023. Their debut poetry collection, Three Births, will be published by Granta Poetry in 2024.

Event Location

The Mick Lally Theatre

Druid Lane,

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