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A Tribute to Christopher Logue, Tuesday 12th June, @ The Wreck, Camberwell

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After news of the sad death of the great Christopher Logue, my friend Bobby Gandolf (Wormfood / Ethno-bling) and myself were determined to put on a tribute to celebrate the work of a poet who has long been my single biggest influence, and who will one day receive the respect he deserves as a truly great artist.

  • “Poets like Mr Logue are luring jazz-conscious audiences to get the same kind of kick out of poetry as they get from music” – Times Literary Supplement, 1961
  • “[In the late 1950s] Logue was challenging us to react to nuclear warfare, inviting us to fight against our rulers” – Adrian Mitchell
  • “Logue never tried too hard but he had a talent that shone like the sun” – Peter Craven

Happily, a number of excellent poets have agreed to join us including John Hegley, Kate Tempest, Rick Stroud, Raymond Antrobus, poet curious and Kayo Chigonyi. Logue’s widow, Rosemary Hill, has also kindly agreed to take part.

We’ll all be reading something from Logue’s work as well as some of our own; those who knew him personally will give us some reminiscences; and they’ll be a raffle for a chance to read a random page from Logue’s autobiography at various points throughout the evening. With music from the aforementioned Bobby Gandolf and the ever-eclectic, madly excellent Xahdrez, it should be a really fun night. It’s only £5 in a smallish venue, so get down early to grab a seat.

The Wreck, @ The Recreation Ground, 65 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 8TR

Written by angrysampoetry

May 26, 2012 at 11:57 am

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