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Poetry Reading with Martin Figura and Helen Ivory

March 20 @ 7:00 pm


Poet and Writer Martin and Poet and Artist Helen established their award-winning “Live from the Butchery” online spoken word series during lockdown and we are delighted to welcome them both for a live event in York where they will be reading their own work.

Helen Ivory is a poet and artist. Her fifth Bloodaxe collection is The Anatomical Venus (2019). She edits IS&T and teaches online for the UEA/NCW. She has work translated into Polish, Ukrainian and Spanish for Versopolis. Her New and Selected will appear from MadHat (US) in 2022. She is working on her next collection How to Construct a Witch.

Martin Figura’s collection and show Whistle was shortlisted for the Ted Hughes Award and won the 2013 Saboteur Award for Best Spoken Word Show. Shed (Gatehouse Press) and Dr Zeeman’s Catastrophe Machine (Cinnamon Press) were both published in 2016. In 2021 he was Salisbury NHS Writer in Residence, with a pamphlet My Name is Mercy from Fair Acre Press. As Far as I’m Concerned is due out with Cinnamon Press in 2023.

Tickets available here.




March 20
7:00 pm


York Literature Festival


Hungate Reading Cafe
Hungate, York, YO1 7PA + Google Map