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Emerging poets to perform at first Poetry Magazine Fair | 04-May-17

Fourteen poets will be spotlighted at the first Poetry Magazine Fair on Saturday 13 May 2017, with a lineup including Raymond Antrobus, one of the world's first recipients of an MA in Spoken Word, writer and literary translator Livia Franchini, award-winning poet Richard Scott, and Phoebe Stuckes, winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year award.

Having performed his poetry at festivals, including Glastonbury and Latitude, and with two poetry pamphlets under his belt, British-Jamaican poet Raymond Antrobus will encore the Poetry Magazine Fair readings, as part of a social mixer held at The Betsey Trotwood after the fair. Antrobus is co-curator of popular London poetry events Chill Pill and Keats House Poets. His debut poetry collection will be published by Penned In The Margins in 2018.

Livia Franchini is a writer and literary translator from Italy. Her new English translation of Natalia Ginzburg's The Road to the City is supported by the Italian Cultural Institute and forthcoming with Twins Editions in 2017. Franchini curates the award-winning live literature series 'Lit Live' on behalf of the Goldsmiths Writers' Centre and in 2016 co-founded CORDA, a journal about friendship in the time of new borders. She is currently working on her first novel.

Jerwood/Arvon Mentoring Programme graduate Richard Scott is among the fourteen poets reading at the fair. Scott won the Michael Marks Poetry Award in 2016 for his pamphlet Wound (The Rialto, 2016). His debut collection will be published by Faber & Faber in 2018.

Celebrating its inaugural gathering, the Poetry Magazine Fair will also welcome Phoebe Stuckes, four-time winner of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year award and a Barbican Young Poet.

More than twenty publishers will be exhibiting at the Poetry Magazine Fair, including Oxford Poetry, The Rialto, Poetry London, PN Review, and The Poetry Review.

The Poetry Magazine Fair will be held at Holy Redeemer, 24 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 4QE on Saturday 13 May 2017 from 11am to 4.30pm.

The social mixer, which will be held at The Betsey Trotwood from 5pm, will bring the fair to a close and play host to some of the performances, including those of Scott and Antrobus.

To find out more about the fair, including a full list of exhibitors and performers, please visit the website

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