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The Guide to Being Bear Aware: a poetry collection by SJ Fowler

Thursday 06 April 2017, 19:00 to 20:00

The launch of SJ Fowler’s latest poetry collection ‘The Guide to Being Bear Aware’ from Bristol-based Shearsman Books, featuring performances and readings from Fowler and guest readers John Hall, Holly Corfield Carr, Paul Hawkins, Phil Owen & more to be announced.

"The Guide to Being Bear Aware offers advice for living in a world gone awry. Wry, violent, contemplative, political, intimate and raucous by turns, these are poems that laze on your lap only to get their claws in... Morphing into unfamiliar shapes beneath the watching eye, these refreshing, quizzical, well-traveled poems forge a world entirely their own: they won’t let you go of you easily.” Sarah Howe


SJ Fowler is a poet and artist working across multiple media. He has published five books of poetry previous to this, a collected volume of collaborations and been commissioned by Tate Modern, Hay Festivals, London Sinfonietta, British Council and Wellcome Collection. He has been translated into 23 languages and brought works of literary performance to venues across the world, from China to Argentina, Iraq to Mexico. He is lecturer at Kingston University, teaches at Tate Modern and is the curator of the Enemies Project.


Shearsman Books have been publishing some of the UK’s finest modern and modernist poets, alongside a considerable international list, for over three decades.


This is a free event but booking is recommended. To book your place please call the Visitor Experience Team on 0117 917 2300.

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