Uncut Poets with Helen Boyles and Paul Mortimer at Exeter Phoenix on Thursday 26th May 2016 at 7.30pm
The May Uncut already – indeed the last Uncut before the days start getting shorter. It’s being so cheerful that keeps us going. Still, lots of summer to come – and to set us up for those days of wine and roses, we welcome two guest poets well known to Uncut regulars. Helen Boyles will be reading from her recent pamphlet ‘Catching light’ (Indigo Dreams 2016), brimming with observant and thoughtful poems that celebrate landscapes and human interactions with them. Paul Mortimer is a poet and novelist who is a member of the performing poets group Junction 25; his lively and engaging first poetry collection “Fault line’ was published by Lapwing in 2015.
The evening will again be presented by Liz Adams and Alasdair Paterson. 10 open mic slots, each of 5 minutes, are available and can be booked by those first to contact Alasdair on the Facebook events page, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07783 734523. Reserve listers who didn’t make it into the spotlight last time will have priority, but still need to confirm. The evening will start at 7.30pm; the current state of the redecoration of the Workshop space in the Phoenix is anyone’s guess, but there will be a bar nearby and toilets even nearer. Admission £5 (£3 open mic and concessions).