Tuesday 31 May 19:00 - 22:00

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Poetry Launch & Reading: 'The Rake' by Tristram Fane Saunders

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Join us to celebrate the release of Tristram Fane Saunders' pamphlet 'The Rake' with poetry readings, local beers and wine

'The Rake'

These sly, untrustworthy poems tell the story of a nameless, ageless dandy – his slow decline, and his well-deserved fall. Take a ride in the Rake’s carriage, but keep an eye on your purse.

Tristram Fane Saunders lives in London and works as a journalist. The Rake lives in lavish squalor and has never worked in his life. Laura lives nowhere – she’s dead, for now – but she is working on a way to solve that problem.

Fane Saunder's poems have appeared in The TLS, The White Review and New Poetries VIII. His pamphlet 'Woodsong' won the Poetry Business New Poets Prize, and he is the editor of Edna St Vincent Millay: Poems and Satires.

Heartfelt in its tricks and uneasy in its own assurance, The Rake shows Tristram Fane Saunders coming into his own as a poet, negotiating love and loss with the terrible joy of finding just the right analogy, a painfully sincere sleight of hand. The linguistic ingenuity, the sheer physicality of the words and depth of allusion make this an unmissable collection.

- Luke Kennar

Read a sample here.

Please sign up for a ticket as spaces are limited!

Doors at 7pm, readings will start around 7:30pm.


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