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Poetry from Peter Gizzi, Sarah Hayden and Alan Baker

Tuesday, 10th March, 2020    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop*
14a Long Row, Nottingham, NG1 2DH

In 1995 Carcanet published The Exact Change Yearbook edited by Peter Gizzi, then at the beginning of his career. The issue featured writing by Gertrude Stein, Barbara Guest, John Wieners, Jack Spicer), J.H. Prynne  and other avant garde writers; it also featured portfolios of new writing from China, the Caribbean, Russia, Germany, Canada, and the UK, and a CD of readings by Ashbery, Brathwaite and Berrigan. This gives an indication of the breadth of poetic interests that informs Gizzi’s poetry. He is a remarkable poet, and thirty years of his work are in Sky Burial, published in February, essentialised for a new, and reconfigured for his long-term, readership. The book includes previously uncollected work.

Sarah Hayden is a writer and academic. Her poetry chapbooks are sitevisit (Materials), Turnpikes (Sad Press), System Without Issue (Oystercatcher) and Exteroceptive (Wild Honey). Other poems and lecture-poems have appeared in Blackbox ManifoldGolden Handcuffs ReviewTripwiredatableed and elsewhere. She also writes for artists and art events and is an AHRC ECR Leadership Fellow on the ‘Voices in the Gallery’ project (2019-2021).


Alan Baker has read at the bookshop several times over the years. Originally from the North East, he runs Leafe Press in Nottingham and the related online magazine Litter. His latest collection is Riverrun, the river in question being the Trent.

This event is supported by the University of Nottingham Universities and College Union

Entrance £4.00 (£2.00 students). Please let us know you are coming on events@fiveleaves.co.uk

This event is free to UCU members currently on strike