Poetry readings

Poetry reading

Poetry readings

by Lee Harwood and Redell Olsen

Thursday 8 December, 7pm

Lee Harwood was born in 1939 in Surrey but has lived in Brighton since 1967. Since his first book, title illegible (Writers Forum, 1965), he has published many collections of poetry and prose (as well as translations of the Roman Surrealist Tristan Tzara), culminating in the release last year of his Collected Poems (Exeter: Shearsman Books), an oeuvre that Mark Ford in the Guardian found “fresh, vivid and confident, infused with buoyancy and optimism and delight that is both winning and sustaining.”

Redell Olsen‘s publications include Book of the Insect (London: allsingingalldancing, 1999), Book of the Fur (Cambridge: Rem Press, 2000), and Secure Portable Space (Hastings: Reality Street Editions, 2004). She is managing editor of the journal How(2). In addition to traditional poetry and poetics, her practice includes installed texts, live and site-specific writing, performance writing, bookarts and writing for multi-media.