Friday, 26 February 2010


If you're at the Language Club you might want to get a copy of this new poetry title now available from Shearsman Books of Exeter. It's Plymouth poet Steve Spence's first collection A Curious Shipwreck. Steve's work has appeared in Stride, Tears in the Fence, Tenth Muse, Great Works, Shearsman, and The Rialto. He completed an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Plymouth in 2007. Steve has been performing poems from this book for some time now; he's a regular at the Language Club and I saw him read a while back at Exeter Phoenix with Kenny Knight. Michael Mackmin of The Rialto writes: 'I think these poems are likeable, funny, intelligent, their satire exact for these times'. Good luck with the book, Steve.


The next meeting of the Language Club is Saturday March 6, 7.30-10.00PM at the Plymouth Arts Centre. The guest reader will be Chris McCabe, author of The Hutton Enquiry and Zeppelins, both from Salt publishing, who supplied the photo. The usual open mic and bar: readers, singers, musicians, everyone welcome. Tickets £5 and £3 concessions at the door. Contact Tim Allen tallentwataoldotcom.