Poetry London Spring 2018 Readings – Thursday 8 February

Poetry London launches its Spring 2018 issue with readings from Hieu Minh NguyenFiona BensonSophie
 and Leontia Flynn. The evening will be introduced by current Guest Poetry Editor, Wayne Holloway-Smith.

Hieu Minh Nguyen is a child of immigrants. Hieu is a Kundiman fellow, a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow, a poetry editor for Muzzle Magazine and author of This Way to the Sugar. His work has also appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry Magazine, Guernica, Ninth Letter, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, and elsewhere. His second collection of poetry, Not Here, is forthcoming on Coffee House Press in spring of 2018. He lives in Minneapolis.

Sophie Collins is a poet, editor and translator. small white monkeys, a text on self-expression, self-help and shame, was published by Book Works in November 2017 as part of a commission with Glasgow Women’s Library. She is currently Assistant Professor of Poetry at Durham University.

Fiona Benson lives in rural Devon with her husband James Meredith and their daughters, Isla and Rose. Her pamphlet was ‘Faber New Poets 1’ in the Faber New Poets series, and her full-length collection Bright Travellers received the Seamus Heaney Prize for first collection and the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. Her second book Vertigo & Ghost will be published by Cape in 2019.

Leontia Flynn‘s most recent book, Profit and Loss, was published by Cape in 2011 and shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize. Her new collection, The Radio, is published by Jonathan Cape later this year. She as born in 1974 and lives in Belfast.