3pm Join poet and editor Martha Sprackland in hosting three of the UK's finest young poets. Joey Connolly, Susannah Dickey and Kandace Siobhan Walker will read from their brilliant, wide-ranging new books – out this year from Carcanet, Picador and CHEERIO Publishing – followed by a lively Q&A on poetry and creative writing.
Joey Connolly is the Director of the Faber Academy (the publisher's own creative writing school). In addition, he’s been a student and a teacher of creative writing, as well as a critic and a prize-winning author of three books.
Susannah Dickey is a poet and novelist from Derry. She is the author of two acclaimed novels: 'Tennis Lessons' and 'Common Decency', and her debut poetry collection, ISDAL, is published in September by Picador. It has already been shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection.
Kandace Siobhan Walker is both a writer and artist. She was awarded an Eric Gregory Award in 2021, and won the White Review Poet’s Prize. Her pamphlet, Kaleido, was published by Bad Betty Press in 2022, and her first book, Cowboy, is published by CHEERIO in September 2023. It has also been shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. She lives in London, and is of of Canadian, Jamaican, Gullah-Geechee and Welsh heritage. She is an editor at bath magg.
Martha Sprackland is an editor, writer and translator, and founder–editor of independent publisher Offord Road Books. Citadel (Pavilion Poetry, 2020) was shortlisted for both the Forward Prize for Best First Collection and the Costa Poetry Award.