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Kenny Knight and Robert Garnham at Uncut Poets, Exeter Phoenix, Thursday 29th May, 7.30pm.

King Kenny

King Kenny

Uncut Poets is proud (and a little bemused) to find itself presenting the most dynamic pairing of guests since the unhinged soirees of Dada (those were the days) or the golden years of the Batley Hippodrome (1923-1928, since you ask). Kenny Knight, celebrant of sheds, local characters, family oddities and yesterday’s music will be reading from his hit collection “The Honicknowle Book of the Dead” and pushing the boundaries still further with selections from his developing combination of Brautigan and Stevenson, ‘Trout Fishing on Treasure Island’. Robert Garnham is Master of the Revels at Poetry Island, responsible for turning those Blue Walnut Cafe performance evenings into a hotbed of surrealist laughter and poems about men called Simon. His printed collections, coming soon to a table in The Black Box, include ‘Year of the Cassowary’.

The evening wil be presented by Liz Adams and Alasdair Paterson, and there will be 10 open mic slots. To book one, or get a foothold on the very short reserve list, please call Liz on 07887 600831. The evening begins at 7.30pm, the bar will be open, and something outrageous is quite likely to happen.