NPF Present: Lorraine Mariner, Leanne Moden & Chris Lanyon
Tuesday 30 April, 7pm - 10pm
Waterstones, 1-5 Bridlesmith Gate, NG1 2GR
A truly remarkable poet, Lorraine Mariner’s readings are often casual, quiet, funny, offbeat, almost deadpan; but to call her poems merely ‘quirky’ would be to do them a disservice – her work is too aware of the bleakness of its backdrops, the odds stacked against the small, humane occurrences of life, which makes their determined preserving of those occurrences an all the more remarkable achievement. Mariner’s uniquely witty, generous, melancholy, memorable poems have won the praise of reviewers and readers alike.
Her poem ‘In My Worst Moments’, was described as “one of the funniest and most skillfully written poems of the decade” by The Rialto. Her 2009 collection Furniture published by Picador was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Seamus Heaney Centre Poetry Prize. Supported by Leanne Moden, this will be an evening of poetry to remember and cherish. Support comes from two wonderful local poets, Leanne Moden and Chris Lanyon.