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André’s previous readings include those at the Edinburgh Book Festival, Cambridge Wordfest, Ledbury Poetry Festival, Chichester University, LSE Arts Festival, Norwich Arts Centre, StAnza International Poetry Festival, Oakham Arts Festival, Dartington Literature Festival and London’s Troubadour and Poetry Cafés.

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My latest poetry collection, Blood Rain, was published by Seren in February 2020.   

Poems from the book have previously appeared in The Spectator and New Statesman and one was awarded the 2019 Robert Graves Prize.


2021 readings:


Thurs 21 October 7:00 for 7:30pm (with Clare Best)

Woodbridge Library, New Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP12 1DT.


2022 readings:


Friday 11 March 8:00pm

Ware Poets, Maltings & Kibes Lane Arts Centre, Ware, Herts SG11 7BS



NB: we hope to reschedule some of the 2020/21 readings (see below) that had to be postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions.  Please check back here for updates over the coming weeks.


Thursday 19th March 2020 7:30pm

Chener Books, 14 Lordship Lane, East Dulwich, London SE2 8HN.  Seren poets Andre Mangeot and Lynne Hjelmgaard reading from their new collections.  (NB: postponed due to coronavirus restrictions: it is hoped to rearrange the event later this year)


Wed 25th March 2020 4:00pm – In Conversation seminar series:

University of Central Lancashire, Livesey House 214, Preston PR1 7BE    (NB: postponed due to coronavirus restrictions: it is hoped to rearrange the event later this year)


Thurs 23 July 2020 8:00pm:

Poetry Wivenhoe, Royal British Legion, The Quay, Wivenhoe, Essex CO1 9BX


Fri 25 – Sun 27 Sept 2020: 

King’s Lynn Poetry Festival, Town Hall, Saturday Market Place, King’s Lynn PE30 5DQ


Saturday 3 July 2021 2:00pm:

Ver Poets, St Albans – 2021 Open Competition Prizegiving and readings

(NB: rescheduling for Spring 2022 – date & venue tbc): Winner Vanessa Lampert and Sandra Galton read with competition judge Andre Mangeot