Wayne Holloway-Smith Readings

Wayne Holloway-Smith Readings


Wayne Holloway-Smith will be giving readings this year from his first full-length collection Alarum, which was published by Bloodaxe in March 2017 and launched with a reading at the Newcastle Poetry Festival on 12 May.  Alarum was shortlisted for the Roehampton Poetry Prize 2017.


Cheltenham Poetry Festival,  Friday 20 April 2018, 7pm, Smokey Joe's, Cheltenham

Wayne Holloway-Smith with Amir Darwish

Wayne Holloway-Smith will be reading from his first collection, Alarum, was published by Bloodaxe in 2017. It includes his poem ‘Short’, which won The Poetry Society’s 2016 Geoffrey Dearmer Prize. He'll be reading together with Amir Darwish.

Tickets: £7/£5.  Click here to book.


'A vital book about working class identity' - Andrew McMillan on Alarum, his Winter Guest Selection for the Winter 2017 PBS Bulletin

'This book is funny, clever, serious, touching, and extraordinarily imaginative.' – Mark Waldron on Wayne Holloway-Smith's Alarum.

'enviably good.. hilarious and witty, it’s also terrifically sad, but wears its tragedy so lightly at first it’s hard to notice. - John Challis writing about Alarum for The Poetry School

Click here to read the full review


An interview with Wayne is in Honest Ulsterman magazine here.

Click here to read an interview with Wayne Holloway-Smith on Poetry Spotlight

[17 January 2018]

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