Jamie Thrasivoulou in conversation with Jonathan Davidson
Tuesday, 04 February 2020
7pm for a 7.30pm start
The Studio, The Hive,Sawmill Cl, The Butts, Worcester, WR1 3PD
Creative Writing Reading Series: poetry reading and discussion in the Hive Library
In his new collection, Our Man, Jamie Thrasivoulou explores aspects of masculinity, mental health, criminality, class, loss and addiction within the climate of neoliberal Britain. Thrasivoulou combines strong imagery, wordplay and a distinct Midlands vernacular to convey the world he writes about.
Thrasivoulou's narrative is layered with charismatic wit, dark humour and wry observation. His poems are grounded in a harsh reality that tears through the curtain of manners to reveal the wildlife lurking behind. This spoken word event is guaranteed to move you.
Jonathan Davidson has worked for over twenty-five years in arts management and literature development. He is joint-founder and Associate Director of the Birmingham Literature Festival, Chief Executive of Writing West Midlands and Director of Midland Creative Projects Limited. He produces theatre-poetry performances, most recently The Hundred Years’ War with The Belgrade Theatre and Bloodaxe Books. His radio plays are regularly broadcast on BBC Radios 3 and 4. His stage adaptation of Mary Webb’s novel, Precious Bane, toured with Interplay Theatre.
Davidson's second collection of poetry, Early Train, was published by Smith | Doorstop in 2011 and his most recent pamphlet was Humfrey Coningsby: Poems, Complaints, Explanations and Demands for Satisfaction (Valley Press, 2015). His most recent publication is a poetry memoir On Poetry (Smith/Doorstop, 2018.) He is Chair of National Association of Writers in Education.