EVENT: Beyond 100 Queer Poems with John McCullough, Rosie Garland & Stanley Iyanu

Saturday 16 July 2022, 6-7pm

Livestreamed and BSL interpreted

Belgrade Theatre, B2

Tickets: £8 / £6 (concs)

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Age guideline: 14+

The new poetry anthology 100 Queer Poems, published this summer by Vintage and edited by Mary Jean Chan and Andrew McMillan, offers just glimpse of the rich varieties of poets, poetries and histories which might fall under the umbrella of Queer. Here, we go within and beyond the confines of the anthology to present three of our most exciting queer poets – John McCullough, Rosie Garland and Stanley Iyanu.


About the Speaker(s):

John McCullough lives in Hove. His book of poems, Reckless Paper Birds, was published with Penned in the Margins and won the 2020 Hawthornden Prize for Literature as well as being shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award. His new collection with Penned, Panic Response, explores personal and cultural anxiety, and the ways people respond. It includes ‘Flower of Sulphur’, shortlisted for the 2021 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem.

Rosie Garland has a passion for language nurtured by public libraries. She writes long and short fiction, poetry and sings with post-punk band The March Violets. Latest collection What Girls do the Dark (Nine Arches Press) was shortlisted for the Polari Prize 2021. Her novel The Night Brother was described by The Times as “a delight…with shades of Angela Carter.” Val McDermid has named her one of the most compelling LGBT+ writers in the UK today.

Stanley Iyanu is a spoken word poet and writer from London. His performance style has been described as having the gentle power of a slow ocean building. Before you know it, you’ll be rocking hither and thither to his sirenic-voiced languid lullaby and loving every tidal second of it. A multi-slam winner, semi-finalist in the BBC Words First Spoken Word competition and workshop practitioner. He has performed across the UK, most notably for Apples & Snakes @Home (online showcase) and for the Cheltenham Literature Festival. Expect some weird and wonderful poetry.

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Belgrade Theatre Coventry
Belgrade Square


16 Jul 2022


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


£8 / £6 (concs)