Faber Members & The Poetry Society present Nick Flynn, Vahni Capildeo & Rachael Allen

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

This is a ticketless event and your name, plus the number of tickets purchased, will be on the door on arrival.

Join us at this very special reading with the poets Nick Flynn, Vahni Capildeo and Rachael Allen.

This is a rare opportunity to hear the acclaimed American poet Nick Flynn reading his work. Appearing alongside Vahni Capildeo, winner of the 2016 Forward Prize for Best Collection, and Faber New Poet Rachael Allen this is sure to be a mesmerising and unmissable evening of poetry.

'In lyrics of ringing clarity and strange precision, Flynn conjures a will to survive, the buoyant motion towards love which is sometimes all that saves us.' – Mark Doty

'Read and be filled with awe, sorrow and gratitude for this poet’s gifts and spiritual courage.' – Carolyn Forché

'I read Nick Flynn’s poetry to feel alive.' – Marie Howe  

Nick Flynn has received fellowships and awards from, among other organizations, The Guggenheim Foundation, PEN, and The Library of Congress. Some of the publications his poems, essays and non-fiction have appeared in include The New Yorker and the Paris Review. He is currently a professor on the creative writing faculty at the University of Houston, where he is in residence each spring. In 2015 he published his ninth book, My Feelings (Graywolf), a collection of poems. His work has been translated into fifteen languages.

Vahni Capildeo is a British Trinidadian writer. Capildeo’s published books are No Traveller Returns (2003), Person Animal Figure (2005), Undraining Sea (2009) (shortlisted for the Guyana Prize for Literature Caribbean Award), All Your Houses (2010) (a limited-edition artist’s book with photometry by Andre Bagoo), Dark & Unaccustomed Words (2012) (longlisted for the 2013 OCM Bocas Poetry Prize), Utter (2013), Simple Complex Shapes (2015), and Measures of Expatriation (2016), which won the 2016 Forward Prize for Best Collection.

Rachael Allen is the poetry editor for Granta, co-editor at the poetry press Clinic and of online journal Tender. She is the author of Faber New Poets 9 and Jolene, a collaborative book of poems and photographs with the artist Guy Gormley. Other poems have appeared in numerous journals and she is currently studying for a PhD at the University of Hull.

7pm, Monday, 20 February 2017 

Faber & Faber, 74-77 Great Russell St, London, WC1B 3DA

Tickets £10 (Faber Members and Poetry Society Members £8)