A Flapjack Press book launch by Dominic Berry
with special guest set from Jack Nicholls.
Part of LGBT History Month.
'No Tigers' is the first publication of poetry for adults penned by Dominic since 2011's 'Wizard'. It features 'Bigger Cats', a series detailing Dominic's experiences whilst working in Ranthambore in North India, plus many of the poems featured in his current touring show 'Playing Mortal Kombat Guarantees You Inner Calm', including 'Men Locked Behind Toilet Doors' and 'I Will Not Treat a Friend Like an iPod'.
This Manchester book launch is the first date of a run which will visit London Hammersmith, Bristol, Wrexham and Devon before Dominic takes the tour overseas for shows across New Zealand and Australia.
"These poems make my face hurt from smiling too much. My stomach hurt from laughing too long. And then some of them just make me hurt. Honest, real, sometimes brutal...you know these poems. You've lived them. You just never thought it possible to describe it all so perfectly."
Sophia Walker, BBC Slam Champion, UN and TEDx performer, Host and organiser of the BBC Slam Championships
'At turns hilarious and moving, Berry's work crackles with energy and humanity... everything great poetry should be.'
Tim Clare, creator of Poetry Takeaway, Presenter of Channel 4's 'How To Get A Book Deal'.
"Dom puts everything he has into everything he writes and the result is electrifying. Whether he is fiercely flying the flag for vegans or proudly probing into the politics of sexuality, he does so with a smile on his face and a fire in his gut. Fearless. His words have the power to grab you by the shoulder and shake you in your seat. A hurricane of passion, politics and poetry at its most powerful."
Sara Hirsch, UK Poetry Slam Champion