Antony Owen – Margaret Thatcher’s Museum – 20/8 – £6 + P&P PRE-ORDER
LAUNCH NIGHT August 20th @ The Inspire Bar, Coventry
w/ Antony Owen, Sarer Scotthorne & Neil Sparkes
Antony R Owen launches his latest collection published by Hesterglock Press. If you ask nicely, we’re sure Ant will sell you a signed copy for £6. Also reading are Hesterglock Press poets Sarer Scotthorne & Neil Sparkes. Expect fierce words for free.
“The collection is a patchwork of cultural detail – so much so, in fact, I get the impression of a mind crammed to bursting: there is pressure here. And appropriately. But, just when you think you know what you’re getting, a phrase warps off in an unexpected heartfelt direction. These are moments, for me, that catch the light like shattered fragments.”
Charlotte Gann on MTM
Antony Owen was born in Coventry in 1973 and raised by working class parents close to the famous Jaguar Cars factory on Browns Lane. His previous three poetry collections by Heaventree Press and Pighog Press focus heavily on overlooked people, conflict, and loss. His poems have been published worldwide in literary journals and anthologies including recently translated work published in a war poetry anthology by Poetry
International Europe and Coal Sack Magazine (Japan). Owen was a past poetry competition finalist in The Wilfred Owen Story (UK) and Shine Journal (USA). Margaret Thatcher’s Museum is his fourth poetry collection.
Sarer Scotthorne is a feminista martial arts poet. Her debut collection, The Blood House was published to critical acclaim earlier this year. Sarer also works with film and art and is currently collaborating on several text projects as well as her next collection.
Neil Sparkes is a visual artist, musician and poet. His next pamphlet, Xerox sonnets & X-Ray Blues will be out this summer. His work includes several collections of poetry published by Billy Childish, All Metal and Other Men’s Wives and Rumba Rumba (Jazz From Hell).