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Murray lachlan young and mab jones

Sat 7th Jul 18 edit

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Murray Lachlan Young is widely regarded as one of the best-known poetry voices in Britain, acclaimed poet, playwright, broadcaster and writer, he is celebrated for his hybrid mix of stand-up comedy and poetry with delightful commentaries on the bizarreness of contemporary life. Live and onstage expect flamboyant punchy wit and brooding subtext with empathetic humour.

Ignoring the boundaries between poetry, rock-n-roll and comedy, current poet-in-residence at BBC6 Music, Murray Lachlan Young is many things, but above all one of the most distinctive wordsmiths of our time. Unmissable!

“A rock n’ roll poet” – Chrissy Hynde

Mab Jones has read her poems all over the UK, in the US, Ireland, France and Japan; at festivals such as Green Man and Latitude; on BBC Radio 4 and supporting television’s Phil Jupitus at the Edinburgh Fringe. She was the recent recipient of a Creative Wales Award, one of the country’s highest arts honours. She has also been published in various newspapers and journals e.g. the Spectator; has appeared on BBC television and presented BBC Radio 4 poetry programmes; is the founder editor of Black Sheep Journal and Black Rabbit Press and has blogged for Mslexia magazine and Write Out Loud.

Currently, Mab runs International Dylan Thomas Day, is a freelance writer for the New York Times and teaches at Cardiff University.

‘A unique talent’ – The Times

‘Absolutely brilliant’ – The Guardian

“She is fantastic!” – BBC Radio Wales

Tickets available on the door, online or from Caerleon Post Office

Murray and Mab are appearing as part of Literature Caerleon, see www.caerleon-arts.org for more information about who else is appearing throughout the day

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