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Smokestack Lightning, and Mad Parade – poetry – SORRY, EVENT CANCELLED

Monday, 14th November, 2022    
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Five Leaves Bookshop*
14a Long Row, Nottingham, NG1 2DH

Smokestack Lightning is the 200th book published by Smokestack Books since 2004, comprising one poem from every book published down the years, many of which are in translation.

Smokestack champions poets who are unfashionable, radical, left-field and working a long way from the metropolitan centres of cultural authority. Smokestack is interested in the World as well as the Word; believes that poetry is a part of and not apart from society; argues that if poetry does not belong to everyone it is not poetry.

In this event – part of a series of regional events – editor Andy Croft will be joined by his local cohort of writers and translators Rob Francis, Roy McFarlane, David Duncombe, Emma Jones, John Lucas, Deborah Tyler-Bennett and Mike Wilson (exact line up tbc)

The reading will also form the launch of Neil Fulwood’s Mad Parade, published this month by Smokestack,  poetic rant by one of Nottingham’s many current working class poets.

Mad Parade is a collection of white-hot political satirical poems taking the piss out of some of the knaves and fools who parade their poisonous egos across the world’s stage – Tony Blair, Theresa May, Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage, Tommy Robinson, Keir Starmer, Donald Trump. Funny, furious and profane, it’s a book of hit-and-run poems, take-no-prisoners, drive-by attacks in verse on the Ancient Regime.

£3.00 General Admission
£10 including Smokestack Lightning (£12.00 if posted)
£10 including Mad Parade only (£11.00 if posted)
£18 including Smokestack Lightning and Mad Parade (£20 if posted)

Please register via eventbrite.

This event was postponed from the big heatwave!