Location:eehive Poets, the New Beehive Inn, Westgate, Bradford BD1 3AA
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Monday 10/09/2012 Visiting reader Chris Jones
Chris Jones has lived in Sheffield since 1990. He was awarded an Eric Gregory Awardfor his poetry in 1996. From 1997 to 1999 he worked as a writer-in-residence at Nottingham Prison. He currently teaches creative writing at Sheffield Hallam University.
In2004 Smith/Doorstop printed his pamphlet collection Hard on the Knuckle (a winner of The Poetry Business poetry prize).In 2007 he published his first full-length collection, The Safe House, withShoestring Press. Longbarrow Press produced a chapbook of his poems also in 2007. The sequence, entitled Miniatures,was concerned with the experiences of fatherhood, and reflections on wider family ties. His poem ‘Sentences’, published in the magazine Staple was nominated for the Forward Prize Best Single Poem 2011. The work appears in The Forward Book of Poetry 2011. His latest collection, Jigs and Reels, will appear later this year with Shoestring Press.