Sat 11 November 5 – 6.30pm
Doped in Stunned Mirages: A Poetic Celebration of Don Van Vliet at Bluecoat
Celebrated for his surreal and poetic lyrics, Captain Beefheart published his poems on many of his album sleeves. In 2014 Tom Waits wrote a poem for Beefheart which urged those who follow to go and ‘build a strange home of your own’. In this one-off poetry event, thirteen of the UK’s most exciting poets have done just that. Each has taken on the challenge of writing a new poem in response to a specific Beefheart album, from Safe as Milk to Ice Cream for Crow. Poets include: Patience Agbabi, Vahni Capildeo, Sarah Crewe, Patricia Farrell, Peter Finch, Libby Houston, Tom Jenks, Chris McCabe, Robert Sheppard, Zoë Skoulding, Helen Tookey, Matthew Smith and Jeff Young.
Tickets can be purchased by visiting thebluecoat.org.uk, or calling Tickets & Information at 0151 702 5324.
A special weekend ticket for all Captain Beefheart events (except the Magic Band concert) is available: £20 full/£15 concession