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Bob Holman: Poetry Reading

8 Sep 2019

Event times

2.00 - 3.00pm

Cost of entry

Free, but booking essential.

Camden Arts Centre

London
England, United Kingdom

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  • 13
  • Finchley Road, Hampstead

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Poet Bob Holman, on the occasion of Elizabeth Murray’s exhibition Flying Bye will perform a collection of ekphrastic poems that vividly describe the more delicate aspects of Murray’s paintings (many of which are on view at Camden).

About

Holman and painter Elizabeth Murray were a couple for twenty-seven years, during which they produced numerous literary collaborations.

Considered one of the most influential poets in New York City, Bob Holman has been around since the days when beats like William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg roamed the streets. He coordinated readings at The Poetry Project in the East Village in the late 1970s, brought slam poetry to Manhattan when he co-directed the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in Alphabet City in the ’80s and ’90s, and in 2002 founded the Bowery Poetry Club. The author of 17 poetry collections, Holman has played a central role in the spoken word, slam and digital poetry movements of the last several decades. Holman is also an activist working with endangered languages and is the host of the award-winning documentary, Language Matters. Click here to read more.

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Elizabeth Murray

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