Electric Arc Furnace #2

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All are welcome to Electric Arc Furnace #2, with Lila Matsumo & Edmund Hardy.

A new poetry reading series, in the centre of Sheffield, between the seven hills. Innovative poetries from the South Yorks hinterlands & further-flung.

Lila Matsumoto’s publications include Soft Troika (If a Leaf Falls Press) and Allegories from my Kitchen (Sad Press). Recent poems have appeared in the magazines Litmus, Tripwire, and Zarf, and on exhibition at the Kakimori Bunko museum in Osaka, Japan. Lila teaches creative writing at the University of Nottingham.

Edmund Hardy published Complex Crosses, a book of philology and a drift through poetry, with Contraband Books in 2013. He’s currently finishing a comico-political novel called Motley Apostles. He’s also interested in the future, ‘which is where we’ll spend most of the rest of our lives’.

Readings take place at La Biblioteka, a ‘nimble, nomadic’ book & zine store founded in 2015, in Sheffield City Centre. BYOB. Doors 7pm. £4 waged / £3 unwaged / pay what you can. Proceeds to poets.

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