The Equilibrium Line in York

The Equilibrium Line by David Wilson

Hear some of the most interesting and exciting poets from Yorkshire and beyond at York Explore’s relaxed and welcoming poetry evening.

David Wilson will read, alongside Char March and Katie Greenbrown, from his recent collection The Equilibrium Line, poems inspired by climbing.

Recently featured in the Guardian’s Best New Poetry, The Equilibrium Line won the 2019 Banff Mountain Book Competition Award for Mountain Fiction and Poetry and was shortlisted for the Boardman-Tasker Prize.

Char March is a multi-award-winning poet and a rip-roaring performer. She’s a genius at accents, and evokes – with panache and poignancy – the multitude of characters in her poems.

Katie Greenbrown is a York-based spoken-word poet with a keen interest in telling stories and collaborating with visual artists and musicians. She has supported both Kate Fox and Hollie McNish live, and her work has been included in a number of anthologies, including The Result Is What You See Today (Smith|Doorstop, 2019).

Thursday 26th March, 6.45–7.45pm, £5, More info

Sleeve Catching Fire at Dawn by Madeleine Wurzburger

Agnes Kirk presents: Madeleine Wurzburger & Kate Ling

Madeleine Wurzburger will be reading from her new collection, Only a Few are Looking at the Sky at the Right Moment, alongside Kate Ling (Balcony, Agnes Kirk Press).

Friday 13th March | 6.30–8.30pm | Free | Please RSVP

Torriano Meeting House, 99 Torriano Ave, Kentish Town, London NW5 2RX

StAnza Poetry Festiva: Jay G Ying reads with Suzannah V Evans

Get yourself along to this Border Crossings session to hear two poets reading from their hotly anticipated debuts.

Katabasis by Jay G Ying

Sunday 8 March | 11.30–12.30 | £4.50/£3.50 | More info/Book

Suzannah V. Evans’ work has been widely published in literary magazines across the UK and broadcast on BBC Radio Bristol. Influenced by residences at Underfall Boatyard in Bristol in 2019, and currently Bank Street Arts, her writing has focused on the role of poetry in our experience of place. Her debut poetry pamphlets are appearing with Guillemot Press in spring 2020. She will be reading alongside Jay G. Ying, a Chinese-Scottish poet, critic and translator based in Edinburgh and winner of the 2019 New Poets Prize. An exploration of violent traditions and queer desire, his debut pamphlet, Wedding Beasts (Bitter Melon, 2019), was shortlisted for the Saltire Society’s Callum MacDonald Memorial Award. Don’t miss the passionate and impressive poetry of these provocative new voices.