Poetry Club: Rachel Long And Stephanie Sy-Quia
(This is a past event and is no longer running)
Our popular contemporary poetry series, Poetry Club, returns to The Coronet Theatre in our candlelit bar featuring readings from Rachel Long and Stephanie Sy-Quia.
Poetry Club is supported by the TS Eliot Foundation
Rachel Long is a poet and founder of the Octavia Poetry Collective for Women of Colour, which is housed at the Southbank Centre, in London. Her debut collection, My Darling from the Lions, was published by Picador in the UK in 2020 and by Tin House in the US in 2021. My Darling from the Lions was shortlisted for the 2020 Forward Prize for Best First Collection, The Costa Book Award, The Rathbones Folio Prize, and the Jhalak Prize. The US edition of My Darling from the Lions was a New York Times Book Review, and named one of the 100 must-read books of 2021 by TIME.
Stephanie Sy-Quia is a poet, writer and printmaker currently based in the South of France. Her debut poetic work, Amnion, was a New Statesman Book of the Year and a Poetry Book Society Winter Recommendation. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, Granta, the TLS, the Financial Times and The White Review, among others.