Booklaunch: Saturday August 20, Poetry Cafe, 22 Betterton Street, WC2H 9BX. 3pm-5pm. Free.
Urban Shamanism: A London Poetopographical is a unique anthology featuring the work of four London poets.
Each poet is representative of one the four directions of the city: Aidan Andrew Dun (North London), David Amery (East London), John Constable (South London) and Niall McDevitt (West London).
Aidan Andrew Dun is also known as Voice of Kings Cross and has spent most of his writing career decoding the topography of the immediate north of the city, with a particular focus on Arthur Rimbaud. His epic poem Vale Royal explores the area in mystical tercets.
David Amery is a veteran East End poet, author of Ten Planes. With David Kessel and John Zammit he published the anthologyOutsider Poets in 1999.
John Constable aka John Crow is the shamanic custodian of the Crossbones Graveyard in Southwark, and author of The Southwark Mysteries.
Irish poet Niall McDevitt is the author of two London-themed collections b/w and Porterloo. His new book Firing Slits:Jerusalem Colportage is a psychogeographical meditation on the city of Jerusalem. He is known for his William Blake Walk and other poetopographical walks in London.
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