Our next event will be a Thursday Late featuring poets Matthew Welton and Luke Kennard with music from MICHAELBRAILEY. The venue is the Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Rd, Manchester M15 6ER, time 7.00-8.30.
This is a free event open to all and there’s no need to book.
Luke Kennard is a poet and novelist who lives and works in Birmingham. His first book, The Solex Brothers, won an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors in 2005. His second, The Harbour Beyond the Movie made him the youngest writer to be shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection in 2007. He has also published two chapbooks, Planet Shaped Horse (Nine Arches, 2011) and The Necropolis Boat (Holdfire Press, 2012) which won the Poetry Book Society’s Autumn pamphlet choice in 2012. His 5th collection of poems, Cain, was published by Penned in the Margins in 2016. His literary criticism has appeared in the TLS, Poetry London and The National. He has a PhD in English from the University of Exeter and lectures at the University of Birmingham. In 2014 he was named one of the Next Generation Poets by the Poetry Book Society in their once per-decade list. His first novel, The Transition, was published by 4th Estate in 2017