Readings by Ghazal Mosadeq, Mira Mattar, Rory Cook, Nisha Ramayya, Ulli Freer
Doors 7pm | readings from 7:30 | entry by donation
Ghazal Mosadeq is a poet, editor and translator. She is the founder of Pamenar Press. Her work has been published by gammm Press, Tamaas Foundation, Litmus Press, Poetry Wales, gorse, ‘WD40, Revista de poesía, ensayo y crítica’, Oversound and Blackbox Manifold among others. She is a member of the editorial advisory board for the Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry.
Mira Mattar writes fiction and poetry. Her novel, Yes, I Am A Destroyer was published in 2020 by Ma Bibliothèque and her chapbook, Affiliation, was published in 2021 by Sad Press. Her first collection of poems, The Bow, was recently published by The 87 Press. A new chapbook is forthcoming from Veer2. She lives and works in London.
Rory Cook is a writer and editor based in London. He is the editor of Monitor Books, which publishes poetry and writing by artists in bespoke editions. Between 2017–2019 he organised Murmur, a reading series in Manchester. He now co-organises ‘Feature’, a new series in London inviting interactions between the worlds of art, poetry, and performance. He is currently working towards a PhD, researching intermedial installation art and ekphrastic writing.
Nisha Ramayya grew up in Glasgow and now lives in London. Her poetry collection States of the Body Produced by Love (2019) is published by Ignota Books. Recent projects and publications include: poems in Ludd Gang (https://poetshardshipfunduk.com/about/); a collaboration with sonic dramaturg MJ Harding performed at Wysing Polyphonic 2021: Under Ether (reviewed in Tank); a sequence of poems reflecting on Scotland’s colonial histories in CCA Annex; and an essay-poem in response to the work of mathematician Fernando Zalamea in audiograft. She is currently working on a second poetry collection, tentatively called Now Let’s Take a Listening Walk.
Ulli Freer is a London-based poet/performer & occasional publisher. He is also a member of Veer Books editorial team. His poetry has been published in many magazines including, Curtains, And, Datableeds. Splinter. Blackbox Manifold. Erotoplasty7. His recently published books include, No Title 1. (Rot Direkt London). Recovery. (Veer books London). No Title. (Gang London). Towards Infinity, in collaboration with Paul Buck. (RD. London). Feeling Pulses. (RD. London). Poems have also appeared in a number of Anthologies including, matieres d’Angleterre (Trois Cailloux. Amiens France). British and Irish Poetry since 1970. (Wesleyan University Press New England, USA). Vanishing Points. New Modernist Poems. (Salt Cambridge). Wretched Strangers. (Boiler House Press, UEA Norwich).