South Street & Reading Stanza present

Poets' Cafe May - Carrie Etter

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Fri 10 May, 20:30

Door time: 8pm

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Reading's longest running monthly poetry night continues with a chance for aspiring poets to read their work in our special open mic section alongside this months guest poet Carrie Etter.

Carrie Etter's fourth collection, The Weather in Normal (Seren, 2018), explores the many losses of home: the deaths of parents, climate change's effects on landscape and lives, the sale of the family house. As Philip Gross writes, "One of the particular gifts of poetry is here in force: the power of a few words to create great spaces. The spaces of a prairie landscape round a small town or between present and past, between people in a family or between words on the page, these are not emptiness but tingling with resonance, with the poems' fine attention. Touched and unsettled, we slip seamlessly between the intimate detail of loss and the vast perspective in which even the prairies are dwarfed by the scale of climate change."

Ticket information

£5, £4 readers

Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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Contact: Box Office: 0118 960 6060; Administration: 0118 937 3456

Box office is open at South Street Arts Centre on performance days one hour before the show (subject to availability)

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