Uncut Poets with Louisa Adjoa Parker and John Phillips at 19.30 on 25th January 2018 at Exeter Phoenix
After a full set of post-hibernation calisthenics (and the last of the Christmas nuts), Uncut emerges into the air of 2018 raring to go with an exciting year’s programme of poetry.
We begin with a bumper edition that features two guest poets, both new to the Workshop. Louisa Adjoa Parker’s Blinking in The Light was published by Cinnamon Press in 2016 and chronicles the experience of growing up of mixed heritage in the West Country in the 70s; she also writes fiction, and about BAME history.
John Phillips lives in St Ives, where he runs Hassle Press, publishing American, British and French poets. His most recent collection is last year’s Shape Of Faith (Shearsman). The work is subtle, thought-provoking and concentrated.
The evening will be presented by Alasdair Paterson and, as is customary, a mystery co-presenter. Ten open mic slots of 5 minutes each will be available on a first-come-first-served basis; these can be booked by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 07783 734523. Admission £5 (£3 concessions and open mic). Those who wish to toast the Immortal Memory on what is after all Burns Night will find the Phoenix bar close at hand. There is (when last inspected) whisky. We look forward to seeing you.