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Naomi Foyle and Michael Prior

Our next live worldwide poetry reading will feature Naomi Foyle from Brighton, UK and Michael Prior from Toronto, Canada, hosted by John Gosslee of Fjords Review.

Tune in for free on July 19th, 2015 at 20.00 BST. The poets will be reading their work and answering your questions live on air.

Naomi is also the author of several poetry pamphlets and two full collections, The Night Pavilion, a 2008 Poetry Society Recommendation and The World Cup (2010) both from Waterloo Press. Her poetry readings include appearances at The Cuisle Festival in Limerick, and Tacheles Art House in Berlin. Originally trained in theatre, she has collaborated with artists, musicians and filmmakers on projects including the prize-winning videopoem Good Definition (2004) and several spoken word CDs. Librettist of the award-winning bouffon opera Hush (Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto 1990), she has also written a short verse drama, “The Strange Wife”, produced by the Bush Theatre in 2011 as part of 66 Books: 21st C Writers Speak to the King James Bible.

Michael Prior’s poems have appeared in magazines and journals across North America and the UK. He was the winner of Magma Poetry’s 2013 Editors’ Prize, The Walrus’s 2014 Poetry Prize, and Grain’s 2014 Short Grain Contest. His first chapbook, Swan Dive, was published by Frog Hollow Press in 2016, and his first full-length collection will be published by Vehicule Press in 2016. Michael holds an MA from the University of Toronto, and in fall 2015, he will be starting an MFA in Poetry at Cornell University.

Fjords Review is a twice-yearly print journal of poetry, prose, and photography. In addition to its companion website, Fjords is available in over 300 bookstores in the United States and Canada. John Gosslee is the editor of Fjords Review. His collection Blitzkrieg Body combines poetry, imagery, and performance art.

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