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Hi Zero #58 Contemporary Poetry Readings

Hi Zero #58 features readings by the following poets:


Lee Ann Brown has published five collections of poetry including an on-going NC Ode. The first of that series, "In the Laurels, Caught" (Fence Books, 2013) won the Fence Modern Poetry Series Award. She performs her work locally and internationally and is known for her refigurings of traditional poetic form as well as her rewritten hymns and ballads. She teaches poetry at St. John's University in New York City and has been awarded fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Howard Foundation and is the current Judith E. Wilson Poetry Fellow at Cambridge University. She's also founding editor of Tender Buttons Press and curates performances emphasizing sonic, performative and collaborative properties of poetry.



Sonnet L’Abbé, Ph.D. is the author of "A Strange Relief" and "Killarnoe," and was the 2014 guest editor of Best Canadian Poetry. Her chapbook, "Anima Canadensis," was published by Junction Books in 2016, and won the 2017 bpNichol Chapbook Award. In her next collection, "Sonnet’s Shakespeare," L’Abbé “writes over" all 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets. L'Abbé is a professor of Creative Writing and English at Vancouver Island University.



Alison Rumfitt is an Rhysling Award-nominated poet who writes, in what is only partly her words, 'confessional poetry for things that eat people'. She studies English Literature at Sussex, and you can find her work in Strange Horizons, Eternal Haunted Summer and Liminality.


Music from a thing, books, bar, and discussion. All taking place upstairs at the Hope & Ruin on Queen's Road, Brighton.

Doors at 7:30pm for an 8:00pm start. £3 for all. More info soon. Tell all your friends!


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 us (Joe Luna or Eleanor Careless) or the venue.