Smiths Magazine invites you to the opening launch of Tom Butler’s second book of poetry: ‘1 for the Price of 3’.
Comprised of work written over the past three years, Butler’s latest book is the product of a dedicated and abrasive writer, whose distinctive poetic voice has become a regular feature in poetry readings across the capital. “Within those three years, I’ve begun the balding process; I was belched out of the mouldy gooch of the suburbs and into the cesspits and skyscrapers of London; I’ve fell in love and got sad and got happy and drunk beer. The poems in this book discuss this formative stage of my life by exploring a dualistic relationship between the external, physical surroundings I’ve found myself in, and my internal reactions to those realities.”
The book, which is being published by Toothgrinder Press, features not only an immense amount of work from Tom himself (over 100 pages), but also original illustrations, photographs and collages from Rachel Stanley, Ellen Blocksidge and Marta Zenka, who has also designed the book and curated its art direction.
The launch takes place on October 11th at The George Tavern, and will feature readings and performances from:
+ More to be announced
FREE ENTRY all night, free booze on arrival and DJ’s after the performances – what more could you fecking want?
Words, Edward Green – @nedgreen