Dean Atta - poetry reading/Q&A/Book Signing

A chance to see and hear Dean Atta read and discuss his poetry, with Liz Lefroy.

Dean Atta's debut poetry collection, 'I am Nobody's Nigger', was shortlisted for the Polari First Book Prize. His poems deal with themes of race, gender, identity and growing up, Dean has appeared on BBC One, BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and Channel 4. Dean was named as one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK by The Independent on Sunday. He reegularly performs across the UK and internationally.

Dean's debut novel, 'The Black Flamingo', will be published in August 2019 by Hodder Children's Books.

'Dean Atta's poetry is as honest as truth itself.' - Benjamin Zephaniah

'Dean Atta is a rare talent in contemporary poetry. His poems speak like we think. He shows us thought as those thoughts happen, that is powered one conviction at a time, by an emotional intelligence. His poems originate in a cleared in-between territory. His multi-valence approach to poetry elegantly combines the inward-personal and the outward-political. Dean Atta keep his readers and listeners leaning forward into a troubled world that he sensually invokes and by those terms it is a world he makes anew.' - Fred D'Aguiar, Senior Professor of Creative Writing, UCLA, USA, novelist and poet.

7pm, Saturday 23rd February, The Hive, 5 Belmont Shrewsbury, SY1 1TE.

Entry: 10.00/6.00 (concs)

Tickets from www.hiveonline.org.uk  or, 01743 234970

 

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