Join us for a very special evening, celebrating National Poetry Day at the Troubadour, home of some of the most vital and vigourating poets of today and yesterday.
Featuring the poetic beauty of:
Scarlett Sabet is a poet and performer. Sir Van Morrison described Scarlett's work as: "very cutting edge and it's making poetry interesting again. I love both the intensity and the spiritual aspect she conveys." Scarlett has given poetry readings at City Lights in San Francisco, MOPOP Museum in Seattle, Bowery Poetry in New York, Wellesley College in Massachusetts, and Shakespeare and Co in Paris. In London she has read at the Southwark Playhouse, Leighton House Museum, Handel&Hendrix Museum, The Groucho Club, and the Chelsea Arts Club. She regularly reads at The Troubadour and Poetry Cafe in London. Scarlett's work has been featured on BBC World Service, London Live TV, GQ, and Dazed&Confused. Scarlettformed her own publishing company through which she released her third collection of poems. "Zoreh" in Spring 2018.
RIshi Dishtar is a fellow of The Complete Works, a consulting editor at The Rialto magazine, a member of the Malika’s Poetry Kitchen collective, and also serves as chair of the writer development organization Spread The Word. His debut collection Ticker-tape is published by Nine Arches Press, and a poem from it was included in The Forward Book of Poetry 2018.
OAKLEY FLANAGAN - Winner of the Out-Spoken Prize for Page Poetry 2018.
Oakley Flanagan is a performer originally from the West Midlands now South London. He has worked with Birmingham Rep Theatre Royal Stratford East as a playwright andy have just completed the Royal Court’s eminent playwrights’ programme, led by Simon Longman.
Oakley has performed poetry regularly across the UK and was published in America for #Queer, an LGBTQIA+ anthology of new queer poets (2017) and has received development as a playwright by National Theatre of Great Britain.