Upcoming13. Forrest Gander and James Byrne

  • Saturday, 2nd July 2022
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Standard Ticket £10.00 (GBP)  
Zoom only £10.00 (GBP)  

Readings and conversation ranging across place and displacement, intimacy and loss, self and other.
James Byrne is a poet, editor, translator and visual artist. His most recent poetry collections are
Places you Leave and Of Breaking Glass. He co-edited Voice Recognition: 21 Poets for the 21st  Century
and (with the author) he co-translated Libyan poet Ashur Etwebi (Five Scenes from a Failed
Revolution). Forrest Gander writes that Places you Leave is ‘restlessly energetic and politically
insistent…these are knife-sharp glimpses of the world.’ Forrest Gander, a writer and translator with
degrees in geology and literature, was born in the Mojave Desert and lives in northern California. His
books, often concerned with ecology, include Be With, winner of Pulitzer Prize. He writes the poet’s
first duty is “to see what’s there and not already patterned by familiarity” – and in Your Nearness ‘he
brings to that task a combination of vision, generosity of spirit and humility in the face of wonder
that singles him out as one of the finest, and most vigilant, poets working in English today’ (John

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Ledbury, HR8 1DW, United Kingdom


Located in Church Lane – the cobbled lane between the The Market House and St Michael’s and All Angels Church. Ramp access but the cobbled lane is hard work in a wheelchair.  Please notify in advance if you require wheelchair access.  60 minute on-street car parking in High Street and The Homend.  Pay and Display car parks off Bye Street and Bridge Street.

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