Poets & Players April Late at The Whitworth

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
Poet Luke Kennard.
Poet Luke Kennard.

Poets & Players April Late at The Whitworth, Manchester 6 April 2017 Entrance is free

This Poets & Players special, part of Whitworth Lates, features poetry from Luke Kennard and Matthew Welton, and live music from Michael Brailey.

Luke Kennard’s first book of poetry, The Solex Brothers, won an Eric Gregory Award. His second, The Harbour Beyond the Movie, was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection. In 2014 he was named one of the Next Generation Poets. His latest collection of poems, Cain, was published last year by Penned in the Margins and his first novel, The Transition, was published by 4th Estate this year.

Matthew Welton lectures in creative writing at the University of Nottingham. He has published three books with Carcanet: The Book of Matthew (2003), We Needed Coffee But… (2009) and The Number Poems (2016). Recognition includes an Eric Gregory Award, the Jerwood-Aldeburgh Prize, second place in the Arvon Poetry Competition 2002 and a Poetry Book Society recommendation.

Michael Brailey is a producer, composer and vocalist from Exeter, currently studying at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester with Larry Goves, under scholarship and as a recipient of the RNCM’s Grindon/Dearden Prize For Composition (2016). He is also the curator of VirtuallyReality, an event series dedicated to the championing and commissioning of new electronic and acoustic music .

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