EVENT: Imagined Futures & End Times: Suzannah Evans & André Naffis-Sahely
Saturday 16 July 2022, 2-3pm
Belgrade Theatre, B2
Tickets: £8 / £6 (concs)
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Age guideline: 14+
How do the now and before times inform what is to come for humans on planet earth? Suzannah Evans and André Naffis-Sahely write bold and ingenious poetry which affords a new perspective on the past, present and future. Here we embark on journeys out into space, across deserts and unpeopled places, and into hidden histories, addressing issues of dystopian realities, climate change, man-made catastrophes and survival.
About the Speaker(s):
Suzannah Evans is a poet, creative writing tutor and editor based in Sheffield. Her poetry has been widely published in magazines including Magma, The Rialto, The North, Poetry Review, Butcher’s Dog, Poetry Wales and The Guardian’s Poem of The Week. Her debut collection Near Future was published by Nine Arches Press in November 2018. Suzannah was the winner of a Gladstone’s Library residency for this book, and spent a month living and writing at the library in 2019. In 2021 she received a Northern Writers’ Award for her work-in-progress collection Space Baby, awarded by Andrew McMillan. Space Baby is published by Nine Aches Press.
André Naffis-Sahely is the author of two collections of poetry, The Promised Land: Poems from Itinerant Life (Penguin UK, 2017) and High Desert (Bloodaxe Books, 2022), as well as the editor of The Heart of a Stranger: An Anthology of Exile Literature (Pushkin Press, 2020). He is a Lecturer at the University of California, Davis in the US and the editor of Poetry London in the UK.