Things that Matter

Wednesday 7 November 2012, 5.30PM to 7:00pm

New Poetry and Performances by James Nash, David Tait, and Izzy Isgate

James Nash - James's third collection of poems, Coma Songs, was published in 2003 and reprinted in 2006, and he has two poems in Branch-Lines [Enitharmon Press 2007] alongside fifty other contemporary poets including Seamus Heaney and U. A. Fanthorpe. His latest collection from Valley Press, Some Things Matter: 63 sonnets has been described by novelist Justin Cartwright as, 'a thing of beauty: subtle, unpretentious, moving' .  Poet Ian Duhig wrote of it,'The sonnets of James Nash's wonderful new collection are love poems of maturity, not just in their assured technique but also in their subject matter'.

David Tait - David's poems have appeared in a number of journals including The Guardian, Magma, The Rialto and Poetry Review. He edits The Cadaverine and is House Poet for the Carol Ann Duffy & Friends Poetry Series at Manchester Royal Exchange. His pamphlet Love's Loose Ends was published in 2011 by Smith/Doorstop. His debut collection 'The Launderette on Autumn Street' "hasn't quite been fully written yet, but it will be, upon penalty of death".

Izzy Isgate is a queerly orientated singer songwriter from York, she is currently working on a new EP, has recently formed a uke and lute duo, and is also part of DIY Retro-Riotgrrl outfit: Bitchtape.

 

Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please contact Jason.Edwards@york.ac.uk

 

Location: The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building

Admission: All welcome