Poetry reading: Tom Chivers: poet and publisher

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  • The Levinsky Gallery, Roland Levinky Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA

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‘Chivers’ writing feels refreshing and necessary, a genuine, lyrical appraisal of contemporary life.’ Luke Kennard, Poetry London

Tom Chivers is a British writer, publisher and arts producer. 

His writing includes two pamphlets of poetry, The Terrors (Nine Arches Press, 2009; shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award) and Flood Drain (Annexe Press, 2012), and two full collections, Dark Islands (Test Centre, 2015), and How To Build A City (Salt Publishing, 2009) for which he won the Crashaw Prize and was shortlisted for the London New Poets Award.

His work has been anthologised in Dear World & Everything In It (Bloodaxe Books, 2013) and London: A History in Verse (Harvard University Press, 2012). He is the director of the much acclaimed press, Penned in the Margins and was the co-director of London Word Festival from 2007 to 2011. His non-fiction debut London Clay: Journeys in the Deep City will be published by Transworld in 2021.

Date: Tuesday 17 March
Time: 19:00 – 20:30
Venue: The Levinsky Gallery, Roland Levinky Building
Ticket information: £6 /£4 for Concessions /free to UoP students via SPiA /free to 18’s and under with YAP

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