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Monday, September 21, 2015


Cardiff Poetry Experiment

Doors open at 7pm, readings promptly at 7:30pm
Free admission, accompanied by tea, cake and discussions

Waterloo Teahouse
Wyndham Arcade,
Cardiff City Centre,
CF10 1FH
(enter opposite Central Library)

*With this event, we want to welcome new arrivals to Cardiff and encourage them to get involved in the Poetry Experiment! Copies of the new Cardiff-based experimental poetry journal ZARF will also be for sale, with two of its contributors performing.*

author of Slops and CaNToS of JoaN
plus a performance of Chorusing, a Greek drama inspired collaboration with Wanda O'Connor

recently featured in Poetry Wales and ZARF

author of No Traveller Returns, Utter, and Simple Complex Shapes

Amy McCauley’s poetry, essays and reviews have appeared widely in UK magazines and anthologies including: The Poetry of Sex (Viking), Hallelujah for 50ft Women (Bloodaxe), British Poetry 2015 (Salt), Poetry Wales, The Rialto and The Quietus. Her pamphlet Slops was shortlisted for the Pighog/Poetry School Prize 2014 and in 2008 she was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. Amy’s current projects include: a collection of poems (Auto-Oedipa) which re-imagines the Oedipus myth and a verse novel (CaNToS of JoaN) which was longlisted for the KCL Responses to Modernism Prize 2015. Amy is a PhD candidate at Aberystwyth University and poetry editor for New Welsh Review.

Featured in Poetry WalesZarf, and Seren, Katrin Selina Lloyd's poetry is (mostly) honest in its autobiographical nature - attempting to find worth in the ordinary. After studying Creative Writing at Bangor University, Katrin moved to Cardiff where she lives and writes and drinks raspberry cream soda. Co-author of Versions/Fersiynau, which will appear in the next edition of Poetry Wales.

Vahni Capildeo, a Trinidadian British writer, dissolves genre, time, and place, seeking to haunt, immerse and provoke. She has worked as a lexicographer, for Commonwealth Writers, and in academia. Awarded the Harper-Wood Studentship at St. John's College, Cambridge, she will travel to Africa and the Caribbean in 2015-16 for site-specific research. Author of No Traveller Returns (Salt, 2003), Person Animal Figure (Landfill, 2005), Undraining Sea (Eggbox, 2009), Dark & Unaccustomed Words (Eggbox, 2012), Utter (Peepal Tree, 2013), Simple Complex Shapes (Shearsman, 2015) and Measures of Expatriation (Carcanet, forthcoming 2016).

Cardiff Poetry Experiment is supported by Cardiff University’s School of English, Communication and Philosophy. 

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