Chapter Arts Centre,
First Thursday with Philip Gross and Lesley Saunders
First Thursday returns for February with a Mufran event, featuring poets Lesley Saunders and Philip Gross.
First Thursday is a monthly celebration of new poetry and fiction held at Cardiff’s Chapter Arts Centre. For February’s event, Lesley Saunders and Philip Gross will perform pieces from A Part of the Main (Mulfran Press), a new booklet-length poetic ‘conversation’ between two of Britain's most renowned poets. Issues of nationhood, migration, the threats to nature all arise with allusions back to Shakespeare's Caliban, Greek myth and legend and forward to a world threatened by climate change and the dislocation of populations.
After the guest readers we will have the Open Mic – you are invited to bring a poem or a page of prose to read.
Doors open 7:30pm. Entry £3 on the door (entry fee redeemable with the purchase of a book).