Poets & Players
Michael Schmidt, Michael Symmons Roberts & Nat Birchall Quintet
Join us for a truly inspirational afternoon of poetry and music. Michael Schmidt is the founder and editorial and managing director of Carcanet Press, editor of PN Review and is Professor of Poetry at the University of Glasgow. His acclaimed Resurrection of the Body and Collected Poems are published by Smith/Doorstop. Michael Symmons Roberts has published five collections of poetry including Corpus, which won the 2004 Whitbread Poetry Award, and Drysalter. He has also published two novels and the non-fiction book Edgelands (with Paul Farley).They will be joined by northern jazz outfit, Nat Birchall Quintet. Hailed as ‘one of the best musicians in the UK’ by Gilles Peterson, saxophonist Nat Birchall pays tribute to the spiritual jazz of the 1960s and 1970s with his uplifting music. His current band includes pianist Adam Fairhall, drummer Paul Hession, bassist Dave Kane and percussionist Corey Mwamba.