In the first of three Independent Bookshop Week events, Matthew Welton and Rory Waterman will read from and talk about their latest publications from Carcanet: Squid Squad and Sweet Nothings.
Matthew Welton’s poems take a playful approach to language and often blur the boundaries between poetry and other forms, such as fiction, music and visual art.
His three previous Carcanet books are: The Book of Matthew (2003), We needed coffee but… (2009) and The Number Poems (2016). He was born in Nottingham, lives in Nottingham, and teaches creative writing at the University of Nottingham.
Rory Waterman was born in Belfast in 1981, grew up in rural Lincolnshire, and lives in Nottingham, where he is Senior Lecturer in English at Nottingham Trent University. His first collection of poetry, Tonight the Summer’s Over, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Prize. His second, Sarajevo Roses, was shortlisted for the Ledbury Forte Prize for second collections. He is also the editor of W.H. Davies, The True Traveller and the author of several books on modern poetry.
This Zoom event is free, please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and the link will be sent to you a few days before the event.