The Poetry Café is not only a space for poetry and food, but also a gallery space for paintings, photographs, prints - some poetry related, others not.
The Argument: Art V Poetry takes the form of a conversation in text and images between the poet Katrina Naomi and her partner, the artist Tim Ridley. Each had two weeks to respond to the other’s work and the result – five art works and five poems – forms an allusive, riddling sequence.
Tim Ridley is a visual artist concerned with division and opposition in contemporary society. He graduated from Chelsea School of Art in 2011, where he won the Ovalhouse Prize. www.timridley.co.uk
Katrina Naomi is a PhD student in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths. Her first full poetry collection The Girl with the Cactus Handshake was shortlisted for the London New Poetry Award. www.katrinanaomi.co.uk
The exhibition continues until 8 June. Look out for a special event connected with the show to be held on Friday 31 May, 6:30pm - 9:30pm.
Poetry Café (The Poetry Place)
22 Betterton Street
London WC2H 9BX
Email: Ely Ahamed
Telephone: 020 7420 9888
12 noon - 11pm Monday to Friday
7pm - 11pm Saturday
Closed on Sunday, and on occasion for private hire - please check the calendar before you visit.