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Hi Zero #69 Contemporary Poetry Readings

Hi Zero Sixty-Nine, featuring readings by the following poets:

Sophie Robinson

Sophie Robinson teaches Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia and is the author of A and The Institute of Our Love in Disrepair. Recent work has appeared in n+1, The White Review, Poetry Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Ploughshares, BOMB Magazine, and Granta.


Alan Hay

Alan is a Brighton based poet. He used to run the reading series Desperate For Love, and has had poems published in Freaklung, Succour, Angel Exhaust and elsewhere, as well as various collaborations with musicians and performers. A new collection, ‘The Turn Out: Selected Poems’ is forthcoming from Winter Olympics.


Paul Holman

Much of Paul Holman's poetry is gathered in The Memory of the Drift (Shearsman 2007, expanded edition in preparation). An illustrated collection of prose and verse, Tara Morgana, was published by Scarlet Imprint in 2014. He is currently working on a second title for this occulture press: it will contain texts and documentation of ritual art actions based around a cluster of nearby sites which have serpentine legends attached to them. Its opening sections, featuring the dragon of St. Leonard's Forest, are included in SNOW lit rev 7. Some texts made to accompany images by the Brighton based photographer Rich Cutler are published online at 3:AM Magazine.


Music from a thing, books, bar, and discussion.

More info coming soon.

Doors 7:30pm for an 8:00pm start. £3 on the door.


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.