Our next event will feature poets Moniza Alvi, Jonathan Edwards and Cath Nichols with flamenco music from Glenn Sharp and Chico Pere. The venue is the Whitworth Art Gallery, Oxford Rd, Manchester M15 6ER.
This is a free event open to all and there’s no need to book.
Moniza Alvi was born in Pakistan and grew up in Hertfordshire. Her collections include The Country at My Shoulder (1993), shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot and theWhitbread poetry prizes and selected for the Poetry Society’s ‘New Generation Poets’ promotion), Europa (2008) and At the Time of Partition (2013) both also shortlisted for theT.S. Eliot prize. She is working on a new collection, provisionally called Intermediaries. Moniza received a Cholmondeley Award in 2002. She lives in Wymondham where she tutors for the Poetry School.
Jonathan Edwards’s first collection, My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren, 2014), received the Costa Poetry Award and the Wales Book of the Year People’s Choice Award. It was shortlisted for the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize. His poems have received prizes in the Cardiff International Poetry Competition, the Ledbury Festival International Poetry Competition and the Basil Bunting Award, and have appeared in magazines including Poetry Review, Poetry Wales, New Welsh Review and The North. He works as a teacher.