Harry Fainlight was an unclassifiable poet who came to prominence in the Anglo-American counterculture of the 1960s but later became a casualty of the reactionary British culture of the 1970s.
That he was a lyric poet with an original gift makes his short unfinished oeuvre important, but that he was also voicing his experiences of Jewishness, homosexuality, drug-taking and mental illness guarantee him a future readership in many quarters.
Join poets, authors, editors and friends in this special tribute to Harry Fainlight’s life and work at the HORSE HOSPITAL.
With Jeremy Reed and the Ginger Light , Rob Dickins, Dave Tomlin, Su Rose, Patricia Scanlan, Phil Baker and Niall McDevitt
Thurs May 23 at the Horse Hospital, Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1JD
Door: 7pm. £5
Image of Harry Fainlight from Screen Test by Andy Warhol.