An evening of Faber Poetry with Emily Berry, Emma Jones, Zaffar Kunial, Daljit Nagra and Richard Scott

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Please note that this is a Faber Members event and not a book product.

Tickets are paperless and your name will be on the guest list held on the door.

Join us for an evening of readings from five Faber poets. Emily Berry and Dalit Nagra, both with new collections out this year, will be joined by the award-winning Australian poet Emma Jones and two already acclaimed poets with forthcoming Faber debuts: Zaffar Kunial and Richard Scott.

Time: 7pm
Date: Tuesday, 2nd May 2017
Venue: Crypt on the Green, Clerkenwell Close, London, EC1R 0EA
Tickets: £12.50 (Members £10), includes a glass of wine

About the poets

Emily Berry’s first book of poems Dear Boy won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Hawthornden Prize. Her second collection, Stranger, Baby was published by Faber in February. A selection of her work appears in Penguin Modern Poets 1: If I’m Scared We Can’t Win. She has recently been appointed editor of The Poetry Review. 

Emma Jones was born in Sydney and studied at the universities of Sydney and Cambridge. Her first book, The Striped World, won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the Queensland Premier's Literary Award for Best Collection and was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize.

Zaffar Kunial was born in Birmingham and currently lives in Yorkshire. His pamphlet, published as part of Faber and the Arts Council’s New Poets initiative, was published in 2014. The same year he was the Wordsworth Trust Poet-in-Residence. His poem 'Hill Speak' was placed third in the 2011 National Poetry Competition and in 2012 he won a Northern Writers' Award. 

Daljit Nagra was born and raised in West London, then Sheffield. He currently lives in Harrow with his wife and daughters. In 2004 his poem 'Look We Have Coming to Dover!' won the Forward Prize for Best Individual Poem, and his first collection of the same name won the 2007 Forward Prize for Best First Collection, was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award and won the 2008 South Bank Show/Arts Council Decibel Award. Tippoo Sultan's Incredible White-Man-Eating Tiger Toy-Machine!!! (2011) and the Ramayana (2013) were both shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize. His new collection, British Museum, is published in May this year. He teaches at Brunel University London and is currently Poet in Residence at BBC Radio 4 and 4 Extra.

Richard Scott was born in London in 1981. His poems have appeared widely in magazines and anthologies including Poetry Review, Poetry London, Swimmers, The Poetry of Sex (Penguin) and Butt Magazine. He has been a winner of the Wasafiri New Writing Prize, a Jerwood/Arvon Poetry Mentee and a member of the Aldeburgh 8. His pamphlet Wound, published by Rialto, won the Michael Marks Poetry Award 2016. He has a forthcoming collection out with Faber in 2018.