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POETRY READING

‘Street Music: Poems’ with Mike Marqusee
Wednesday 12th December, 7pm

Entry £3, redeemable against purchase

Housmans Bookshop
5 Caledonian Road, King’s Cross,
London, N1 9DX

tel: 020 7837 4473
shop@housmans.com
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[Housmans announcement:]

One of Britain’s best-regarded social observers will be reading a selection from his recent collection of poetry.

This deeply personal collection of poems from one of Britain’s most highly regarded left-wing writers and social observers represents the author’s first foray into verse and a landmark in his writing career.

Mike Marqusee was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City and emigrated to Britain in 1971, aged 18. Since the late 70s he has lived in and around North London and has been active in a variety of political and social causes and campaigns at local, national and international level.

As a member of the Labour Party for nearly twenty years, including a long stint as editor of the left-wing Labour Briefing, he was involved in the struggle against the takeover of the Party by the forces of ‘New Labour’. He finally resigned from the party in 2000. Since then, he has taken part in anti-war, pro-Palestinian and anti-cuts campaigns as well as continuing his long-standing engagement with south Asian politics and culture.

His writing has covered a wide range of topics from cricket and music to the politics of identity and mass resistance. For an archive of his work: www.mikemarqusee.com

Title information

Title: Street Music
Author: Mike Marqusee
Our Price: £8.99
Format: Paperback
Size: 96 pages (238mm x 163mm)
ISBN: 9780957208803
Publisher: Clissold Books
Published: 20 April 2012
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