Could he be the author of Hearing Eye’s A Thorn in the Flesh? Could he be the subject of a book by Sebastian Barker? Could he be the well-known editor of the literary journal Aquarius? Find out by listening to the Scottish Poetry Library‘s recently recorded podcast here.
See here for Eve Pearce’s Woman in Winter published by Hearing Eye in the Guardian‘s Theatre blog with Lyn Gardner.
Free Verse 2013 will be held on Saturday 7th September, 10am-5pm, at Conway Hall i London. Put the date in your diary! Entry is free. In the evening we will be adjourning to the Square Pig & Pen pub, opposite the hall, for poetry and socialising!
|Free Verse 2012|
Free Verse is an all-day bazaar, market, library, meeting place, performance venue, information resource and more. Celebrating the vitality of contemporary poetry in the UK, publishers both large and small, both experimental and traditional, display and sell their work direct to the public.
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A portrait by Gerald Mangan is on the cover of Eddie Linden’s A Thorn in the Flesh. In another vein his caricature work can be seen at
The Poetry Café,
22 Betterton Street, covent garden, London
15 Jul – 17 Aug 2013
An exhibition of portraits of poets, from Keats to Ashbery and Yeats to Jamie, by the former resident cartoonist of Poetry Review.
John Keats by Gerald Mangan.
Gerald Mangan’s elegant caricatures first appeared regularly in The Scotsman during the 1980s. He later became resident illustrator for Poetry Review, which originally commissioned many of the drawings in this exhibition. He has drawn for The Guardian, TLS and Le Monde. His work is in the collection of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and he has recently been illustrating his own literary parodies in the Scottish Review of Books.
“Ought to better known than they are… witty portraits.” (TLS)
Works are for sale.
Gerald Mangan is a playwright, journalist and translator, as well as a poet and painter. His collection Waiting for the Storm was published by Bloodaxe; his stage plays include Crying Wolf. He is a former writer-in-residence at Dundee College of Art and Theatre Workshop, Edinburgh.
“There’s a feeling here of a debut poet ringing the changes, demonstrating a whole variety of abilities, including the obligatory sestina. There’s also a strong central core of poems with a clear, unique ‘voice’. I’d say this poet is going somewhere.” Helena Nelson
Linda Black’s drawings for her recently published book, The Son of a Shoemaker, are being exhibited at The Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London. Up until 27 April 2013.
Billy Mills on The Son of a Shoemaker, Sabotage Reviews, March 2013.
Visit us on 8 September at the Poetry Bookfair, Candid Arts, Torrens Street, Angel Islington