About The Event
You are invited to join Matt Nicholson as he launches his fourth poetry collection – Untanglement – published by Yaffle Press. Accompanied by special guests Helen Mort and Dean Wilson, plus other guests to be announced, at the Wrecking Ball Arts Centre, on Friday 10th June, from 7.30pm.
Matt is a poet, proud of his East Yorkshire roots, and Untanglement is the product of those roots, of years of learning, self-analysis and watching the world and people change. It follows on from 3 successful prior publications and many miles of travelling the UK to read his work.
Helen Mort is a poet and novelist. Her collections Division Street and No Map Could Show Them are published by Chatto and her third, The Illustrated Woman is due in 2022. She’s a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and teaches at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Dean Wilson – a poet, a painter, and, on the Holderness coast, the King of Pebbles. Dean once described himself as the 4th best poet in Hull but those who have seen and heard him on stage know better!
Words about Untanglement
Helen Mort: “I defy anyone to read the first poem in Matt Nicholson’s collection and not want to read on. You won’t be disappointed. These poems are all tender, gutsy, self-scrutinising, sharp, subtle, funny and acute. Matt’s subjects are relatable, his craft finely tuned. Other lives are woven into the narrator’s with compassion and empathy. Proof that poetry can break your heart and mend it again.”