cordially invites you to
the Brighton Launch of their
reading from her new poetry collection
Bright, Dusky, Bright
her translations of the work of
and music from
the ‘passionate and gutsy’
7:30 for 8pm / Tues, Feb 16th / £5/4
Iambic Arts Theatre
above Bell Book & Candle on Gardner St
** Entrance is behind the shop, on Regent St
and will be signposted with balloons **
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Maria Jastrzębska was born in Warsaw, Poland and came to England as a child. Previous collections include Postcards From Poland (Working Press), Home from Home (Flarestack, 2002), Syrena (Redbeck Press, 2004) and I’ll Be Back Before You Know It (Pighog Press, 2009). She was a co-editor of Forum Polek – Polish Women’s Forum, Poetry South and Whoosh!- Queer Writing South Anthology. Her work appears in many anthologies including See How I Land – Oxford Poets & Refugees (Heaven Tree Press, 2009) and Telling Tales About Dementia (Jessica Kingsley Publishers). Her drama Dementia Diaries was premiered in April 2009 by Lewes Live Literature. She was 2009 winner of the Off_Press international writing competition. Her work has been translated into French, Japanese, Polish, Romanian and Slovenian.
Eeva-Liisa Manner (1921-1995) was a central figure in Finnish Modernism. Her breakthrough collection, This Journey, was published in 1956, and was highly acclaimed. Manner published eleven collections of poetry in all, as well as prose works, plays for stage and radio, essays, reviews and translations. She was awarded numerous prizes for her work, which has been widely translated.
Emily Jeremiah is a lecturer in German at Royal Holloway, University of London. She is the author of an academic book, Troubling Maternity, as well as of fiction, articles, reviews, and translations. In 2006 she completed an MA in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, and in 2007 she was awarded a grant by Arts Council England to complete her first novel, Blue Moments. She was awarded joint third prize in the 2008 The Times Stephen Spender poetry translation competition. She lives in London.
Sarah Clarke mixes her own heartfelt songs with classic covers from Edith Piaf to Marc Bolan. Her voice is at the same time powerful but delicate, husky and honey-toned. A definite must-hear!