Scarlett Sabet & Janaka Stucky Poetry Jam | City Lights Books
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carlett Sabet is a London based poet and performer. She wrote, directed and starred in her poetic short film “Burning” which was produced by BAFTA winning producer Charlie Hanson in 2012. Her first collection “Rocking Underground” was launched with a reading at the Chelsea Arts Club in November 2014. Her second collection “The Lock And The Key” was launched with a reading at Shakespeare and Company in Paris in July 2016. In October 2016 GQ online released a video of Scarlett performing her poem Feathers at Leighton House to celebrate National Poetry Day. In January 2017 Scarlett was interviewed and gave a reading for the radio program “Van Morrison And Me” hosted by journalist John McCarthy for the BBC World Service, also featuring Sir Van Morrison, Brian Keenan and novelist Ian Rankin. In April 2017, Scarlett was invited by poet and Professor Dr. Dan Chiasson to give a reading at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. In December 2017 Scarlett gave a reading and her poems were exhibited alongside acclaimed photographer Jim Marshall’s work for the Peace and Light exhibition at The Troubadour in London.
Janaka Stucky is an American poet, performer, and publisher. The founding editor of Black Ocean, as well as the annual poetry journal, Handsome, he is also the author of a few poetry collections. His poems have appeared in such journals as Denver Quarterly, Fence and North American Review, and his articles have been published by The Huffington Post and The Poetry Foundation. He is a two-time National Haiku Champion and in 2010 he was voted “Boston’s Best Poet” in The Boston Phoenix.