Sunday, December 1, 2019, 5:00 p.m., City Lights Booksellers, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco
reading from her new collection of poetry
Scarlett Sabet is a London based poet and performer. Her poetry has been featured in GQ, Tatler, Constellation Magazine, The Violet Book and Dazed and Confused. Her poetry readings have been broadcast on the BBC, London Live, and London's Soho Radio. She wrote, directed and starred in her poetic short film "Burning" which was produced by BAFTA winning producer Charlie Hanson in 2012. Her first collection "Rocking Underground" was launched with a reading at the Chelsea Arts Club in November 2014. Her second collection "The Lock And The Key" was launched with a reading at Shakespeare and Company in Paris in July 2016. In October 2016 GQ online released a video of Scarlett performing her poem Feathers at Leighton House to celebrate National Poetry Day. In January 2017 Scarlett was interviewed and gave a reading for the radio program "Van Morrison And Me" hosted by journalist John McCarthy for the BBC World Service, also featuring Sir Van Morrison, Brian Keenan and novelist Ian Rankin. In December 2017 Scarlett's poems were exhibited alongside acclaimed photographer Jim Marshall's work for the Peace and Light exhibition at The Troubadour in London. Scarlett has read at KGB, Bowery Poetry Club, Berl's bookshop in New York, Aspects Literary Festival, No Alibi's bookshop in Belfast, The Troubadour in London, the William Morris Gallery, the World's End Bookshop, Burberry, The Groucho Club, and Atlantis Bookshop. Van Morrison commenting on Scarlett's poetry says: ""What strikes me about Scarlett's work it that it's very cutting edge and it's making poetry interesting again. I love both the intensity and the spiritual aspect she conveys."
An interview with Scarlet on HUNGER TV