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Poetry at the Room: Saturday 23 February 2019

This is always a great night of poetry. One of the best, if not the best, regular poetry nights in London. Well woth coming along if you’re in the area and it’s FREE!



Saturday 23 February 2019 – at 7.30 at The Room, 33 Holcombe Road, Tottenham Hale, London N17 9AS – more info on website

free with refreshments, hosted by Anthony Howell

Featuring Keith Hutson, Anthony Costello, Alan Price and Lorraine Mariner

All enquiries – 0208 801 8577


Keith Hutson has written for Coronation Street and many well-known comedians. His two poetry pamphlets are Routines (Poetry Salzburg 2016) and Troupers (a Laureate’s Choice, published by smith doorstop 2018). His debut full collection, Baldwin’s Catholic Geese’is published in February 2019 by Bloodaxe. Carol Ann Duffy says: ‘These poems illuminate something timeless about ambition and the human spirit. Keith Hutson is a wonderful talent. His hard-working and technically-assured poems arrive all-of-a-piece, centre stage’. Keith is a co-editor at Poetry Salzburg, and he hosts the popular WordPlay events at the Square Chapel Theatre, Halifax where he is poet-in-residence.


Anthony Costello’s poetry collections include  The Mask (Lapwing Publications) and  Angles & Visions (The High Window Press). He is the editor of  Four American Poets (The High Window Press) and a co-translator of  Alain-Fournier:Poems (Carcanet). Anthony’s latest pamphlet is  I Freeze, Turn to Stone: The Poems of Vincent van Gogh ( Poetry Salzburg). He was co- editor at The High Window from 2016-2018.


Alan Price was born in Liverpool and now lives in London. He is an ex-librarian, poet, scriptwriter, short story writer, film critic for the online Filmuforia blogger at In 1990 he scripted the film A Box of Swan that was broadcast on BBC2. Alan’s debut collection of poetry Outfoxing Hyenas was published by Indigo Dreams in 2012. This was followed in 2016 by Angels at the Edge nineteen prose poems inspired by Walter Benjamin’s comments on an Angel picture by Paul Klee. This pamphlet was published by TheTuba Press. The chapbook Mahler’s Hut was published in 2017. And his new book of poetry, Wardrobe Blues for a Japanese Lady (The High Window Press), came out in May 2018



Lorraine Mariner’s pamphlet Bye For Now was published by The Rialto in 2005 and in 2007 her poem ‘Thursday’, about the London Bombings on 7 July 2005, was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem. Her first collection Furniture was published by Picador in 2009 and shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Seamus Heaney Centre Poetry Prize. Her second collection There Will Be No More Nonsense came out with Picador in 2014. She lives in London and works at the National Poetry Library, Southbank Centre. In 2016 she edited Ten Poems About Friendship for Candlestick Press.