New Forest-based poets Jonathan Chant, Robin Furth and Mark Rutter present an evening of poetry by themselves and audience members.

All three poets live and write in the New Forest area, and this will be the first time that they have performed their poetry together.

About the New Forest Poets:

Mark Rutter's poems have appeared in many magazines and anthologies. He and his wife Robin Furth lived in Maine between 1990 and 2002, during which time two collections of his poetry were published. Bashō in Acadia was published by Flarestack Poets in 2015 and a collection of visual and minimal poems, Simple Cells, was published by inkCONCRETE at the end of 2020. His pamphlet, Sky-Burial, was a winner in the 2021 Coast to Coast to Coast competition. He is also an artist and has published several collaborative artists' books, most recently Oorts Cloud in collaboration with printmaker Kate Dicker.

Robin Furth’s fiction and poetry has appeared in numerous magazines and journals including Fantasy and Science Fiction, Cemetery Dance, Gramarye, Orbis, The Beloit Poetry Journal, and Interpreter’s House. Her book, Stephen King’s The Dark Tower: The Complete Concordance (originally created for Stephen King’s personal use), has been translated into five languages. Robin is the co-author of Marvel’s bestselling Dark Tower comics. Her awards and nominations include a Locus Award Nomination, Eisner and Harvey Award nominations, and two Young Adult Library Services Association recommendations. Her most recent adventures have been acting as a consultant for both the 2017 movie adaptation of The Dark Tower, directed by Nikolaj Arcel, and Amazon’s 2020 The Dark Tower TV pilot, by showrunner Glen Mazzara.

Jonathan Chant is the author of The Great Quest Of Celtic Mystery, an account of his escapades in Ireland, as well as a memoir, Every Stick And Leaf, and a collection of poems, Waltzer Heart. His poems have been published in Obsessed With The Pipe Work, Tears In The Fence, Caduceus, Ink, Sweat And Tears and International Times. A graduate of the University of Southampton, he has taught courses in Creative Writing for the Open College of the Arts and Academic Writing at the University of Southampton.

Suitable for ages 14 and over.

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