Poetry Playback

Poetry reading

Poetry Playback

Giant by Richard Georges

Wednesday 23 May, 7 pm
£8/£6 (conc) Book

Poetry Playback is a new reading series in which a poet is invited to read from a recent collection or pamphlet in its entirety, from start to finish, as a single, sustained performance. This is the first series of its kind in the UK. Richard Georges will read from his latest collection, Giant, which is a follow on from the Forward Prize nominated Make Us All Islands, laying bear to the ‘giants’ of nature, empire and unrelenting weather.

Poetry Playbacks are co-produced with Poetry School.

Richard Georges is a writer, editor, and lecturer in the British Virgin Islands. His poems have appeared in Prelude, Smartish Pace, Barrelhouse, The Caribbean Writer, The Puritan, The Poetry Review, WILDNESS, Wasafiri, decomP, The Rusty Toque, Baldhip, Susumba, Under the Radar, sx salon, those that this, Cordite Poetry Review, The 2018 Forward Book of Poetry and elsewhere. Richard is the author of the poetry collections Make Us All Islands (Shearsman Books) and GIANT (Platypus Press). He is the recipient of the 2016 Marvin E. Williams Literary Prize from The Caribbean Writer, and has been shortlisted for The Wasafiri New Writing Prize, The Small Axe Literary Prize, The Hollick Arvon Prize for Caribbean Literature, and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection.

Founded in 1997, Poetry School is a national arts organisation providing inspiring tuition and opportunities for poets and poetry audiences.