Entropics: back in town for Autumn 2017

Sam WaltonThree further Entropics events are scheduled in 2017, with more to come in Spring 2018. All of these take place in Mettricks Old Town cafe, and performances commence at 7pm. Interviews with each of these wonderful writers will appear here very soon. These public performances are open to everyone and made possible by the Department of English and Education Enhancement at the University of Southampton.


Samantha Walton will perform on October 24th. Samantha Walton is a poet, co-organiser of Anathema poetry series and co-editor of Sad Press. She
teaches English Literature at Bath Spa University. She was a Poet in Residence at the ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum in 2013, and in July 2015 was Poet in Residence at SoundEye Poetry Festival in Cork, Ireland. Her publications include City Break Weekend Songs (2011) and Strange House (2015). This event is hosted in conjunction with the SO: To Speak Festival in Southampton.

Vahni Capildeo

Vahni Capildeo will read on November 21st. Vahni Capildeo’s books include Utter (Peepal Tree, 2013), Simple Complex Shapes (Shearsman, 2015), and Measures of Expatriation (Carcanet; Forward Poetry Prizes Best Collection; T.S. Eliot Prize nomination). An ex-medievalist, she worked in lexicography, academia, and culture for development. Her performances engage with Euripides, Shakespeare, and Martin Carter. Recent non-fiction
appears in PN Review, adda (Commonwealth Writers) and Granta. She is a Douglas Caster Cultural Fellow at the University of Leeds. This event is organised in conjunction with the Human Worlds Festival.

Nat Raha & Linus SlugNat Raha and Linus Slug will read, both together and apart, on December 6th.
Linus Slug: Insect Librarian, is the founder of ninerrors poetry series, editor of FREAKLUNG poetry zine and co-editor/event organizer at Stinky Bear Press. Recent publications include: the science of poetry • the
poetry of science Linus Slug / Peter Manson broadside 2015, and Type Specimen: An Observant Guide To Linus Slug (Contraband, 2014).
Nat Raha is a poet and trans / queer activist, living in Edinburgh. Her most recent pamphlets are ‘de/compositions’ (Enjoy Your Homes Press, 2017) and ‘£/€xtinctions’, and her essay ‘Transfeminine Brokenness, Radical Transfeminism’ recently appeared in the South Atlantic Quarterly.