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Poets’ Café October - Susannah Hart

Presented by Reading Stanza & South Street

Fri 09 Oct, 20:00. Poetry starts at 20:15.

Due to the current coronvirus situation, we're unable to host Poets’ Café at South Street. But Reading Stanza continue to present the show online using Zoom.

To book a one page, one poem, open mic slot - or just to be part of the audience - please email and you will be sent a link to a Zoom event which you can access on the night.

Susannah Hart at Poets' Cafe online in Reading

This month's guest is Susannah Hart

Susannah Hart’s poems have been widely published in magazines and online, including Smiths KnollMagmaThe NorthThe Rialto and Poetry London. She has won several prizes for her work and her debut collection Out of True won the Live Canon First Collection Prize in 2018. She is the winner of the 2019 National Poetry Competition.

Susannah is on the board of Magma. She works as a freelance copywriter and is a long-serving governor at her local primary school. She lives in London with her husband and two sons.

Your host for the evening will be Kate Noakes. 

Kate’s seventh and most recent collection is The Filthy Quiet (Parthian 2019). She lives in London reviewing poetry for the likes of Poetry London, The North and Poetry Wales, and acting as trustee for writer development organisation, Spread the Word. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Reading. Her first non-fiction title, Real Hay-on-Wye, is forthcoming from Seren in 2020. Her website, is archived by the National Library of Wales. Kate has read from her work all over the country, including most recently at Poetry in Aldeburgh in 2019. When she lived in Paris (2011-2017), Kate was founding President of Paris Lit Up, a not for profit association running a weekly poetry open mic with guest nights, editing the poetry for an annual magazine, organising the English language poetry events as part of the French national slam championships, and running creative writing weekly feedback and monthly generative workshops, as well as writing event reviews and contributing to the PLU website.