Spoken word & Live literature

National Poetry Library Lates: June

Our new series of regular late night poetry salons is back with its summer edition.

Taking place in our recently refurbished Hayward Gallery Cafe, National Poetry Library Lates provides a platform for both emerging and established poets and spoken word artists.

For our June edition, we welcome poet Mary Jean Chan, who was shortlisted for the 2017 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem and came second in The Poetry Society's 2017 National Poetry Competition. Her debut pamphlet, A Hurry of English, was selected as the 2018 Poetry Book Society Summer Pamphlet Choice. Her poems have appeared in publications including The Poetry Review, The White Review and Carcanet Press' New Poetries VII. Her debut collection, Flèche, will be published by Faber & Faber in July 2019.

Hear the most exciting voices in poetry in the intimate and relaxed space of the cafe, with views out over Waterloo Bridge.


Dates & times

26 Jun 2019
Approximate run time: 120 mins
Run times may vary, find out more


Hayward Gallery
Dan Graham Waterloo Sunset Pavilion


Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)


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Age recommendation
For ages 16+