• Best New Poets! - Reading

  • Sun, 22-03-2020 at 19:00
  • Typewronger Books
    4a Haddington Place
    EH7 4AE Edinburgh
Best New Poets! - Reading - Typewronger Books - Edinburgh

Join us for an evening of poetry featuring Rosa Campbell, Patrick Errington, Devon Walker-Figueroa & Alexa Winik!Rosa Campbell lives in Edinburgh, & is writing a PhD on the women poets of the New York School. She is the Managing Editor of The Scores (thescores.org.uk), & her poetry has previously appeared in PERVERSE, Ambit, Gutter, SPAM, the Oxonian Review & elsewhere. She tweets as @rosaetc.Patrick Errington is the author of two chapbooks, Glean (2018) and Field Studies (2019), and the winner of the 2020 Callan Gordon Award from the Scottish Book Trust. In addition to Best New Poets 2016, 18, and 19, individual poems can be found in places like The Iowa Review, Boston Review, Oxford Poetry, the Cincinnati Review, and Poets.org, among others, and have won prizes like the London Magazine Poetry Prize, the Wigtown Poetry Competition, the Plough Prize, and the National Poetry Competition. Originally from Alberta, Canada, Patrick now teaches creative writing at the University of Edinburgh and edits the St Andrews literary magazine, The Scores. He tweets, at best, sporadically.Devon Walker-Figueroa grew up in a ghost town in Oregon (you know, that state above California). Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Nation, Poetry, American Poetry Review, The Poetry Review, Ploughshares, The Harvard Advocate, The Scores, the New England Review (which awarded her its 2018 Emerging Writer Award), and Best New Poets 2019. Her chapbook “So Lame” (Berfrois, 2020) is equal parts gin and purgatory, shaken not stirred (obviously). She teaches poetry at University of the Arts in Philadelphia, reviews video games for Killscreen, serves as the Re:Verse columnist for Tin House Online, and is Co-founding Editor of Horsethief Books and Magazine. She lives with her husband, her two chinchillas, and her delusions of futurity in NYC. Alexa Winik is a Canadian poet and writer from southwestern Ontario. Now based in Edinburgh, she holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of St Andrews and her poetry and reviews have recently appeared in The Adroit Journal, Gutter, The Poetry Review, amberflora, and elsewhere. In 2019, she was the poet-in-residence at the At Sea Writer’s Residency in Margate and a finalist of the James Wright Poetry Award. She currently reads for Tinderbox Poetry Journal.