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Hi Zero Contemporary Poetry Readings #64

Hi Zero #64 features readings in the usual location from the usual unusual poets, who are and will be:

Nat Raha

Nat Raha is a poet and trans / queer activist, living in Edinburgh, Scotland. She is the author of numerous pamphlets and three collections of poetry: of sirens / body & faultlines (Boiler House Press, forthcoming), countersonnets (Contraband Books, 2013) and Octet (Veer Books, 2010). She’s performed and published her work internationally. Her creative and critical writing has recently appeared in the Chicago Review, Datableed, The Believer Logger and the South Atlantic Quarterly, and in the anthology Wretched Strangers: Borders, Movement, Homes. Nat is currently completing a PhD in queer Marxism and contemporary poetry at the University of Sussex, and is a Postdoctoral researcher on the Cruising the Seventies: Unearthing Pre-HIV/AIDS queer sexual cultures research project at the Edinburgh College of Art. She is the co-editor of Radical Transfeminism zine.


David Grundy


Gizem Okulu

Gizem Okulu’s poetry has appeared in Intercapillary Space, Botch, Paradise Now, Infinite Editions and the anthologies From London Out and Wretched Strangers. She is the author of Too Sliced For Landing (Materials, 2017) and Master Island (Tipped Press, 2018), and co-edits the poetry magazine Splinter.


The usual unusual books, bar, music from a thing, discussion, fragmentation, the lot.

Doors open at 7:30pm for an 8:30pm start. £3 on the door. You cannot miss it.

More info, biographical data, etc., coming soon.


Accessibility information:

The Hope & Ruin has a stepped street entrace of approx. 10-15cm, and two flights of stairs from the pub level to the venue on the first floor. There is a wheelchair accessible gender nuetral toilet on the ground floor of the pub in the stairwell, but the m/f toilets on the first floor (the venue) are not wheelchair accessible. There is a bar in the venue, and plenty of seating.

This information is not exhaustive, so If you have any other accessibility inquiries, please contact me (Joe Luna) or the venue.



Earlier Event: October 29
CANCELLED Hembree + Bess Atwell