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A literary celebration of boxing
Thursday July 28th 7pm ~ entrance free
Birkbeck Cinema Theatre, Birkbeck College 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

Poetry book launch: 3:AM poetry editor SJ Fowler’s Fights cycles I-XV published by Veer books: “A dazzling, visceral, proficient, kinetic work. Fights runs its combinations in formal excitement and trenchgut force” – Maggie O’Sullivan.

Lynda Nead, Pevsner Chair Of History Of Art at Birkbeck college presents ‘Stilling the Punch’ a talk on boxing imagery.

Kasia Boddy, author of Boxing: a Cultural History and Senior lecturer at UCL presents ‘Save the Public’s Soul by Punching Its Face’: Modernist Poetry and Pugilism.

Tim Atkins celebrates the legendary heavyweight bout between Jack Johnson v. Arthur Cravan in the Monumental bullring, Barcelona, April 1916.

Michael Zand reads “The Klitova-Klinchko Kuntador”.

Patrick Coyle reads “The First Painting I Ever Sold was of Muhammad Ali”.

First posted: Saturday, July 23rd, 2011.

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