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Neil Aitken and Jeannine Hall Gailey

Our next live worldwide poetry reading will feature two of this year’s Elgin Award winners,
Neil Aitken from Los Angeles, CA, USA and Jeannine Hall Gailey from Seattle, WA, USA, hosted by Robert Peake of Transatlantic Poetry.

Tune in for free on September 30th, 2017 at 20.00 BST. The poets will be reading their work and answering your questions live.

Neil Aitken is the author of Babbage’s Dream (Sundress Publications, 2017) and The Lost Country of Sight (Anhinga Press, 2008), which received the Philip Levine Prize. His chapbook Leviathan (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2016) was recently awarded a 2017 Elgin Award in the poetry chapbook category. A former computer games programmer and a proud Kundiman poetry fellow, he holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California, Riverside and a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. His poems have been published in American Literary Review, Crab Orchard Review, The Dialogist, Ninth Letter, The Normal School, The Southern Poetry Review, and many other journals. He is the founding editor of Boxcar Poetry Review, curator of Have Book Will Travel, and co-director of De-Canon: A Visibility Project.

Jeannine Hall Gailey served as the second Poet Laureate of Redmond, Washington. She is the author of five books of poetry: Becoming the Villainess, She Returns to the Floating World, Unexplained Fevers, The Robot Scientist’s Daughter, and Field Guide to the End of the World, winner of the Moon City Press Book Prize. Her work has been featured on NPR’s The Writer’s Almanac, Verse Daily, and in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror. Her poems have appeared in The American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review and Prairie Schooner.

TRANSATLANTIC Poetry is a unique community of poets writing in (or translating to) English from the US, UK, Europe, and beyond. We host an innovative series of readings that bring poets together from across the globe using YouTube Live Streaming technology. Robert Peake is an American-born poet living near London and creator of the Transatlantic Poetry reading series. His collection The Knowledge is available from Nine Arches Press.

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