Murmur 09/09

Reading Series
Sunday 9th September / 7pm / Free

Come thru on the wings of a dove for Murmur is back for its fifth outing at Common. Always a seismic Sunday saunter – it really is top notch entertainment. A must attend for fans of words motherfuxxxxas!!!

and a film by DAVID BAILEY

+ Virginia Wing DJs


HOLLY PESTER is a poet based in London. She is the author of go to reception and ask for Sara in red felt tip (Book Works) and Common Rest (Test Centre). She teaches at the University of Essex.

VALA THORODDS is an Iceland-born poet, publisher and translator. She is founding director of the press Partus, managing editor of the press Sine Wave Peak, and co-editor of the poetry journal Pain. Her poetry has appeared online and in print in magazines including The White Review, Tongue, Magma, Ambit, and Hotel and her translations in PN Review and Granta. Her poetry features in the anthology New Poetries VII (Carcanet Press, 2018) and her translations from the Icelandic of the selected poems of Kristín Ómarsdóttir, Waitress in Fall, was published by Carcanet this summer.

JAMES DAVIES’ best-known works of poetry are the minimalist/conceptual books Plants (Reality Street) & stack (Carcanet). Two novels are forthcoming, When Two Are In Love or As I Came To Behind Frank’s Transporter, written collaboratively with Philip Terry, and The Wood Pigeons. He is the editor of experimental press if p then q and was Poet in Residence at The University of Surrey between 2017-18.

DAVID BAILEY is an illustrator and infrequent “food blogger”. Self-published comics include Marks and Spencer’s Sponsors Mark Ronson, Vitamins and Exercise, I’ve Farted So I’ll Finish, What’s For Tea, Mummy?, and RockNRolla: a very graphic novel. Flesh & Bone: From Da Cradle 2 Da Grave, a compendium of four years of comic strips, was published by Good Press in 2012. His award winning blog, Food Legend, focuses on reviews of low-rent foods and has spawned two videos, “A History of Jamie Oliver” (2013) and “Jalapeño Fire Doritos” (2014)

Poster designed by Joe Haigh/Chaosmos Studios
Poster Artwork by Michael Holland and Joe Haigh

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