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Listings for February 9th, 2009

APPEARING ON Monday, February 9th, 2009

Keith James and Rick Foot present ‘Poet in New York’

‘Poet in New York’


Tickets £10

Featuring material by Leonard Cohen, Federico Garcia Lorca, Vladimir Nabokov, Laura Nyro, Bob Dylan, Suzanne Vega, and Pablo Neruda. New York grew from its position of vast commercial turnover and naturally became the unprecedented magnet of migration. Of all the village-like communities and marginalised vocations that have prospered, that of Poet is the most rare; During the 20th century Lorca, Borges, Nabokov, Plath, Dylan; in their time, transient, out of step, almost invisible. This Concert exposes the fear, fascination and, vulnerability that a fragile and creative person experiences when confronted with somewhere as unsettling as NYC. The evening also includes a bio-documentary about the life and work of Leonard Cohen. Material used in this concert has been drawn from the reflective personal writing of those gifted in the art of poetry both visual and oblique.  It is not, under any circumstances meant to undermine or distil the unparalleled courage and sacrifice shown by the citizens of New York during and since the 9th of September 2001. Keith and Rick have gained great notoriety over the past few years with for concerts dedicated to singer/songwriter Nick Drake. “An absolute must” – Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2