Thursday 29th October 8pm
The Showroom, 7 Paternoster Row, Sheffield
A reading to celebrate the launch of Tony Williams' debut poetry collection The Corner of Arundel Lane and Charles Street
(Salt). Readings from Tony Williams, Antony Rowland (Salt) and Ben Wilkinson (tall-lighthouse).
Entry £4/3 concessions
Cost of entry discounted from the book's cover price – i.e. buy a copy of the book on the night and get in free.
Elegant, intelligent, charming and memorable, these poems reinvent the pastoral for dark times, crossing the contemporary English landscape from the city to provincial towns and villages. Their stylish and original treatments of the dreamy, the nightmarish and the absurd are both accessible and striking, both serious and very funny.
"Tony Williams' first book gives a cunning impression of limitless invention. He understands that wit, much as it may delight the reader, is always melancholy. The result is a voice with a unique lyric heft, its subtle praise-making poised between pity and dislocation."
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