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29th March, 2014

Runnymede Literary Festival: Poetry Reading- Rod Mengham, Ben Hickman, Holly Pester

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29th March, 2014
Centre for Creative Collaboration, Royal Holloway University, 16 Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NG

Rod Mengham lives and works in Cambridge. He is the editor of the Equipage series of poetry pamphlets – an important, sustained contributor to poetry publishing over a number of decades. He was co-editor and co-translator of an anthology of contemporary Polish poetry, Altered States(Arc, 2003). His own poems were published in Unsung: New and Selected Poems (Salt, 2001) and (with photographs by Marc Atkins) in Parleys & Skirmishes (Ars Cameralis, 2007). His more recent prose poems have appeared in Blackbox Manifold and elsewhere.

Ben Hickman is a poet and critic living in Canterbury. He is the author of John Ashbery and English Poetry (Edinburgh, 2012), and Lecturer in Modern Poetry at the University of Kent. His poems have been published in Poetry ReviewTears in the FenceShearsmanMolly Bloom,Blackbox Manifold and elsewhere.  

Holly Pester is a sound poet and multidisciplinary writer. Her doctoral research examined the poetics of noise, the effects of broadcast and transmission media on the voice. Her performances and sound installations have featured at international events and festivals, including a British Council funded visit to Mexico City, an artist’s residency at the dOCUMENTA 13 art fair in Kassel, Germany, the Text Festival in Bury, Manchester and performances at the Serpentine Gallery, London. Holly Pester’s poetry collection, Hoofs, was released with if p then qpress in 2011 and her next collection, Folkslop is due out with Veer Books early 2014.

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