Henry Raby has rigorously searched through old documents, notebooks and his memory and assembled 10 years of poetry into a new collection. 29 April sees the release of Nerd Punk, his first poetry collection on Burning Eye Books.
Henry Raby is a York-based poet, theatre-maker and activist who has been performing his brand of anarchic verse across the UK since 2007. From festivals to front rooms, family-friendly events to mobs of punks.
Nerd Punk features poetry on friendship, growing up, cartoons and comics, as well as protest poetry, feminism and anarchism. Plus heartfelt poetry about York itself, the vibrant community and hoping for a better world.
To celebrate, Henry is hosting a gig at All Saints’ Church with some of his most favourite friends from across the UK, including Suky Goodfellow, Dead Drummer and Bridget Hart. It promises to be a sparky night of poetry, spoken word, music and celebration.
Edinburgh-based Suky Goodfellow is a multi-talented multi-hair-coloured poet. From twisting Harry Potter narratives to political insights, Suky’s expertly juggles words with charismatic style.
Dead Drummer are York’s fourth most popular Two-Piece-Acoustic-Psycho/Thrashabilly-Blues act. Like an unchained angry golem, this band spin comedic tunes about ghosts ‘n ghouls.
Bristol-based, Book-publisher, Punk, Feminist, Podcaster, Gryffindor-er. Bridget Hart writes with a beautiful anger that not only empowers but inspires to kick back against the world and also dig deep within our own introspective selves.
The launch will take place at All Saints’ Church, North Street, York on 29 April 2018 at 7:30pm. Entry is free but there is a suggested donation of £5. The event is BYOB but please respect the space.
Nerd Punk book launch takes place at All Saints’ Church on Sunday 29 April 2018.