Join us for an intimate evening of poetry with Hannah Lowe and her guest, local poet Jess Mookherjee.
Hannah Lowe was born in Ilford to an English mother and Jamaican-Chinese father. Her poetry collection, THE KIDS, won the Costa Book of the Year Award 2021. THE KIDS also won the Costa Poetry Award 2021, was shortlisted for the 2021 T.S. Eliot Prize, was a Poetry Book Society Choice for Autumn 2021 and an Irish Times and Guardian poetry book of the year.
Her first book-length collection, CHICK, won the 2015 Michael Murphy Memorial Prize and was selected for the Poetry Book Society’s Next Generation Poets 2014 promotion. Her second full-length collection, CHAN, was published by Bloodaxe in 2016, followed by a pamphlet, THE NEIGHBOURHOOD (Out-Spoken Press) in 2019. Her prose memoir, LONG TIME NO SEE, exploring her relationship with her half-Chinese, half-Jamaican immigrant father, was published by Periscope in 2014.
Jessica Mookherjee is a widely published poet. She has been twice highly commended in the Forward Prize for best single poem and her work is included in notable anthologies such as STAYING HUMAN (Bloodaxe). She is author of two full collections, FLOOD (Cultured Llama) and TIGRESS (Nine Arches Press), which was Shortlisted for best second collection in the Ledbury Munthe Prize.
Her latest pamphlet is PLAYLISTS (Broken Sleep Books) and her next full collection NOTES FROM A SHIPWRECK will be published by Nine Arches Press in August 2022. Notes from a Shipwreck explores themes of dislocation, migration, borders and post- colonial identity. She is a co-editor of Against the Grain Press and a board member of the Poetry Society.
The evening will open with readings from Jess before an interval and book signing. Hannah’s readings will follow before a Q&A session concludes the event.