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The Wilderness Party

  • Book Culture 536 West 112th Street New York, NY, 10025 United States (map)

Winner of the Forward Prize, Scottish poet A.B. Jackson is in town. He will read from his new book The Wilderness Party (Bloodaxe Books), a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Cate Marvin, Jane Ormerod, and Jee Leong Koh will join him to read at this cross-Atlantic event. Wine and cheese will be served.

A.B. Jackson was born in Glasgow in 1965 and raised in the village of Bramhall, Cheshire. His first book, Fire Stations (Anvil), won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 2003, and a limited edition pamphlet, Apocrypha (Donut Press), was published in 2011. His second full-length collection, The Wilderness Party (Bloodaxe Books, 2015) is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. In 2010 he won first prize in the Edwin Morgan International Poetry Competition. He now lives in Sheffield and holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Sheffield Hallam University.

Cate Marvin's third book of poems, Oracle, recently appeared from Norton. A 2015 Guggenheim Fellow, she is a Professor of English at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York.

Jane Ormerod is the author of Welcome to the Museum of Cattle and Recreational Vehicles on Fire (both from Three Rooms Press), the chapbook 11 Films, and the spoken word CD Nashville Invades Manhattan. Born on the south coast of England, Jane now lives in New York City and performs across the United States and beyond. She is a founding editor at great weather for MEDIA, an independent press focusing on edgy and experimental poetry and prose.

Jee Leong Koh's latest book of poems Steep Tea (Carcanet Press) was named a Best Book of 2015 by Financial Times. A poem from the book was selected by Carol Rumens as Poem of the Week in the Guardian. Originally from Singapore, Jee lives in New York City, where he runs the biennial Singapore Literature Festival in NYC.

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