Before the official launch of Burning Eye’s debut collection, Ash Dickinson’s long overdue Slinky Espadrilles. A collection…

Featuring poems about the fear of poetry, the state of premiership football, an embalmed wife/coffee table hybrid, pollution of the oceans, a love-sick fridge and knitwear for Gibbons, it is a collection polished in the harsh spotlight of a thousand performances. Some will tell you that performance poetry does not transfer to the page. If that was ever true then this collection puts that point of view on the spike for good. Time after time Ash makes us look at our world through his surreal and kooky lens, puts an arm round our shoulders and reassures us that it is OK for poetry to be funny. It is OK for poetry to entertain. The poetry police have enough on their hands mediating other disputes. No one is looking. Go on, enjoy yourselves!

Ash will be launching the book in Bristol, Edinburgh and Nottingham as follows:

BRISTOL:  The Lansdown, Friday 25th May 8pm FREE ENTRY

EDINBURGH: The Canon’s Gait, Saturday 2nd June, 8pm FREE ENTRY

NOTTINGHAM: Fellows, Morton & Clayton, Friday 8th June, 8pm FREE ENTRY

If you cannot make one of these nights then why not order yourself a copy now and we will post out to ensure it flops gently on your doormat on Friday 25th. Sample poems are here.

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