Poetry & Story at the X Roads

February 16, 2011




Poetry & Story at the X Roads  
a night of readings featuring
the launch of two WP titles:
The Odysseus Poems
Fictions on the Odyessy of Homer
Judith Kazantzis

  Judith Kazantzis’ sequence of interwoven voices casts the many struggles with monsters, the seductions and loneliness of love, and the long wanderings of heroes into a vivid meditation for our turbulent times… Marina Warner

The Unicycle Set
Nick Burbridge

Just one click on Nick Burbridge’s website reveals a man driven: if you thought his compositions as leader of ranting roots rockers McDermott’s Two Hours were edgy, prepare yourself for a ride, his poetry is radical and subversive. -Simon Jones, fRoots
and special guest  
Editor-in-Chief of AMBIT Magazine

Martin Bax
reading from his latest short story collection
Memoirs of a Gone World 
(Salt, 2010) 
These stories are formally adventurous, modern and post-modern, sometimes very droll, and often distinctly filthy. Isn’t that enough for anyone?   –  Geoff Nicholson
from Nick Burbridge
and fiddler friend
musicians, poets & flash fictioneers welcome!  

(5 spots – come early to book – one song, poem or page max)
7:30 for 8pm start
£5 / £4 concs.
Friday March 4th

Iambic Arts Theatre
Regent St, Brighton

further info: contact: Naomi Foyle at 


 with the word Events in the subject line 

This reading is a special chance for Brightonians to meet the Ambit team, and for Ambit 
and Waterloo Press to celebrate their ‘special relationship’…
In 1959 a London paediatrician, Dr Martin Bax, diagnosed Angst and Ennui as the prevailing mood. He prescribed Ambit magazine: poetry, fiction and art- sometimes shocking, sometimes experimental sometimes comic, always compelling –  plus a small 
dose of unstuffy poetry reviews.  Created in London, published in the UK, and read internationally, Ambit attracts a loyal core of readers and contributors, including  
Judith Kazantzis, Nick Burbridge and other WP poets. 


Waterloo Press is an exciting niche publisher with a proven track record in producing high-quality volumes of poetry. Individual collections too have been praised in Poetry Review, and and others for sheer beauty of production – as well as the contents! Some say there’s been nothing like us since Trigram Press in the 1970s. That’s heady, but we’re delighted. Waterloo Press is a publishing house originally dependant on its founder and main benefactor, Sonja Ctvrtecka, and a variety of funding sources. Including major arts council Grants.