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National Poetry Library Lates

Join us for the first National Poetry Library Late salon, with live poetry from Hannah Lowe, Theresa Lola and MacGillivray.

Relax in the Hayward Gallery Cafe, with chilled beats before and after the readings, and enjoy new poetry and spoken word in one of London's favourite hotspots for poetry lovers.

Hannah Lowe’s first poetry collection Chick won the Michael Murphy Memorial Award for Best First Collection and was shortlisted for multiple prizes. In 2014, she was named as one of 20 Next Generation poets. Her new pamphlet, The Neighbourhood (Outspoken Press, January 2019), asks what a neighbour is.

MacGillivray’s new publication, The Gaelic Garden of the Dead (Bloodaxe, February 2019), is three Books of the Dead bound as one. MacGillivray has published two other books of poetry, The Last Wolf of Scotland (Pighog/Red Hen, 2013) and The Nine of Diamonds: Surroial Mordantless (Bloodaxe Books, 2016).

Theresa Lola is a British Nigerian poet, events programmer and workshop facilitator. She is the joint winner of the 2018 Brunel International African Poetry Prize and has been shortlisted for the 2017 Bridport Poetry Prize and 2016 London Magazine Poetry Prize. Her debut poetry collection, In Search of Equilibrium, is an extraordinary study of death and grieving.


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Hayward Gallery
Dan Graham Waterloo Sunset Pavilion


Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)


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For ages 16+