DIRT 15th May 2019 Poetry Café Tickets on door & via Eventbrite £7 includes event pamphlet

Sophie Herxheimer   Kostya Tsolakis   Ella Frears   Aviva Dautch   Astra Papachristodoulou

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Corrupted Poetry is a state of mind, Corrupted Poetry Events is managed by a collective of like-minded writers - Nic Stringer, Michelle Penn and Fiona Larkin.   We create readings and collaborations that focus on the best writers of contemporary and experimental poetry and present their work in a way that provokes debate about the poem's visual and sonic spaces.

Michelle Penn


 Michelle’s debut pamphlet, Self-portrait as a diviner, failing, won the 2018 Paper Swans Prize. Her work has appeared in Shearsman, Magma, Butcher’s Dog, Popshot, The Pedestal and other journals.  

Fiona Larkin


  Fiona Larkin’s poems appear in journals such as Magma, The North, Perverse, Envoi and Under the Radar, and anthologies including Best New British & Irish Poets 2018  https://fionalarkinpoetry.wordpress.com



Nic's poetry and art have appeared in anthologies and magazines such as the Poetry Now Encounters series, Bedford Square 10, The Forward Book of Poetry 2019, Interpreter's House, Magma, Structo and The Next Review, where she was a featured poet in the Summer 2016 Poetry Showcase. She also writes reviews and won the University of London Prize for Writing in 2016.  Artwork from the project Some parts have been removed  was published in the November 2017 edition of Magma (69, The Deaf Issue). 

A day that you happen to know  was Highly Commended in this year's Forward Prizes for best first collection.

You will find poems, sound, visuals and film online at The Poetry Shed and @TheArsonista (Burning House Press) 

New anthologies include The Creel (Guillemot Press) and the forthcoming  Valley  Press  Anthology of  Prose Poetry

Nic is also a member of the sound collective Fractured Strings. An original soundtrack to the collection,  In the half-light, is available on this website.





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Upcoming Readings & Events

NEW SEASON:   Following the success of Hard Lines with Jacqueline Saphra, Martyn Crucefix and Astrid Alben, and FLOW  with Mel Pryor, Will Harris, Sarah Westcott and Declan Ryan  we bring you three new events in 2019 - Dirt, Behind the Mask  & BEYOND IMITITATION  an exciting collaboration with the National Poetry Library which will explore poetry as visual art and poetry's relationship with art.  Confirmed are Kathryn Maris, Tamar Yoseloff, Abegail Morley and Claire Collison. December 4th 2019,  The National Poetry Library at The Southbank Centre.