“I can picture him
at the bathroom mirror
clipping his close-knit Afro,
patting it down, trying to see
his handywork from all angles.”
– Sheree Mack, “Coup d’Etat”
Sheree Mack will be reading poems from her latest collection Family Album tomorrow at Tynemouth Library. A lively and engaging reader, Mack’s poetry looks at the complexities of family history in a style full of energy and light. Her work is also deeply concerned with the processes of migration and journeying, drawn from her own international heritage.
The daughter of a Trinidadian father and a Geordie mother of Bajan and Ghanaian parentage, born in Bradford and raised in Newcastle, Sheree Mack is a poet with intimate ties on both a local and international scale that are expressed through her examination of the past and the people that have formed her identity.
“Poems that do not flinch from the conflicts and inconsistencies of family bonds”
– Cynthia Fuller
7pm, Thursday 18th August
£3 entry, including a glass of wine
More information on Family Album is available on the Flambard Press website