The Caledonia: Storm and Golden Sky – Poetry by Lee Harwood and Sarah Corbett

stormandgoldensky_21stMarch21 March 2014


£4 on the door

Upstairs at the Caledonia pub, Catharine Street, in the Georgian Quarter, Liverpool

Lee Harwood began writing in the 1960s and was at the heart of the British Poetry Revival. A Collected Poems from Shearsman shows the range of his work from that time until now: New York poems in the style of Frank O’Hara, a period of notebook and place poems influenced by Charles Olson, through to intense lyrics that always surprise by their surreal edges and by a collagist sense that nothing is ever only one thing. Harwood lives in Brighton and a new book is due from Enitharmon in May 2014.

Sarah Corbett lives in Hebden Bridge, but she grew up in North Wales, ever an English outsider. She has published three collections of poetry with Seren Books:The Red Wardrobe (1998),The Witch Bag (2002) and Other Beasts (2008).The Red Wardrobe won an Eric Gregory Award and was shortlisted for the T.S Eliot and Forward prizes. She has written several short films and a full length script – a collaboration with a film director that may extend to TV Drama. She nearly has a first draft of a children’s novel, and has just started working on lieder with a young composer. 

Born of a Liverpool taste for variety and drama, ‘Storm and Golden Sky’ offers literary high style from across the poetic landscape; experimental, lyric, performance and all that is in-between.