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  • Launch of 93 year old Poet Ray Webber's Debut Collection!

    We are delighted to announce the launch of Ray Webber's debut poetry collection, proudly published by Tangent Books this September!

    Join us for a glass of wine to celebrate the launch of this astonishing collection:

    Arnolfini Bookshop

    Thurs 15th September

    6-8pm

    Ray Webber Launch Invite at Arnolfini

    RSVP: richard@tangentbooks.co.uk

    Ray Webber is a 93 year old poet, born and bred in Bristol, who first started writing poetry in 1946, in his final year in the army. Heavily influenced by T. S. Eliot, Frank O'Hara, John Ashbery and other New York School poets, Webber's poetry defies conventional lyric expectations to take on a voice and form that is entirely his own.

    Over the years, Webber’s work has been recognised by many academics and fellow poets as being of the highest quality, but he has always shunned publicity. The poems in this volume have never before been published.

    Critical Responses:

    'What a fierce sense of energy, vitriol and devilish laughter. Webber’s verse crackles with acerbic energy and political rage.'

    --Andrew F Giles

    'Webber's poetry has a richness of time, place and experience. It feels highly relevant to our politicised times.'

    --Dr Edson Burton

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