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Poetry Reading: Karl O'Hanlon and Phoebe Power

Monday 27 February 2017, 7.00PM

‌Join us for the York launch of two new poetry pamphlets, And Now They Range (Guillemot, 2016) by Karl O'Hanlon and Harp Duet (Eyewear, 2016) by Phoebe Power. 

Wine and other refreshments will be provided at the event. 

Praise for And Now They Range:
"Karl O’Hanlon’s first pamphlet is an immensely attractive thing. He treads a fascinating line between a cool, modest – at times austere – phrasing and an engagement with the passionate physicality of English on the tongue and in the ear." 
- Toby Martinez de las Rivas

Karl O’Hanlon grew up in Purdysburn, County Down. He studied at Georgetown, Washington D.C. and has taught in Orléans. Recently, Karl completed a PhD at the University of York. He has worked as an editor for Eborakon magazine and his poems have appeared in Agenda, Stand, and PN Review.

Praise for Harp Duet: 
"Turning on the connective tissues between harp and heart, often with stunning imaginative force, these fine poems are hard-won and yet immediate. And they show time and time again how infinitely precious, elastic and musical our language is." 
- Kevin Crossley-Holland

"These are poems to come back to, and that will come back to you."
- Michael Schmidt

The live performance of Harp Duet will include a mix of electronic music fragments created by producer Michael Hedges. Recordings of the poems are woven with live readings, synthesisers, samples from a piano-harp and other sounds. 

Phoebe Power received an Eric Gregory Award in 2012 and a Northern Writers’ Award in 2014. Her poems have appeared in journals including The Rialto, POEM, Oxford Poetry and Magma. She lives in York, where she is a current MA student.


Location: Bowland Auditorium, Berrick Saul Building, University of York