Sex, Shame and Problematic Ancestry in Queer Poetry with Richard Scott and Keith Jarrett. Hosted by Eleanor Penny.
We are very excited to announce poets Richard Scott and Keith Jarrett will be reading at the Summer Locomotrix alongside Housmans Poet in Residence Eleanor Penny.
Richard will be reading from his critically acclaimed collection 'Soho' (Faber) and Keith will be reading from his collection 'Selah'. They will be joined by Eleanor to explore the theme of (often problematic) literary gay ancestry and how sex and shame have influenced their work.
Not to be missed!
About the Poets
Former UK and Rio International slam champion, Keith Jarrett is a PhD scholar at Birkbeck University, where he is completing his first novel. His monologue, Safest Spot in Town, was aired on BBC Four last summer. His book of poetry, Selah, was published in 2017.
Richard Scott was born in London in 1981. His pamphlet Wound (Rialto) won the Michael Marks Poetry Award 2016 and his poem 'crocodile' won the 2017 Poetry London Competition. Soho (Faber & Faber) is his first book.
Eleanor Penny is a writer, poet and journalist. She's the online editor at Red Pepper, a senior editor at Novara Media, and Housmans Writer in Residence 2018.