Southend Poetry Group
Naval and Military Club, 20 Royal Terrace, Southend-on-Sea, Essex. SS1 1DU
Wednesday 2nd October
André Mangeot has published two poetry collections to date: Natural Causes (Shoestring, 2003) and Mixer (Egg Box, 2005) along with two books of short stories, A Little Javanese (Salt, 2008; pbk 2011) and True North (Salt, 2010). True North was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor and Edge Hill Prizes in 2011. A new collection of poetry, Blood Rain, is due from Seren in early 2020 and he has recently completed a novel, now seeking a publisher.
Clare Best is the author of Treasure Ground (HappenStance 2009), Excisions (Waterloo 2011), Breastless (Pighog 2011), Cell (Frogmore Press 2015) and Springlines (Little Toller Books 2017). A prose memoir The Missing List, described by Andrew O’Hagan as ‘a tapestry of time – brightly coloured, beautifully orchestrated, emotionally pure’ was a finalist in the Mslexia Memoir Competition, 2014/15 and was published by Linen Press in September 2018. A new poetry collection, Each Other, has just been published by Waterloo Press, summer 2019..