Monday 5 July 2021
Workshop with Martina Evans: Notorious
10am – 12 noon, Zoom, £20, Tickets here
Hitchcock’s Bluebeard films are the catalyst for this workshop which explores the transformation of ordinary guilt and desire into vivid dream-like poetry using cinematic techniques.
William Wootten on Walter de la Mare
6pm – 7pm, in person Barrett Browning Institute and live-streamed from the BBI on Zoom, £5, Tickets here
William Wootten is a poet, critic and journalist. His publications include the critical study The Alvarez Generation: Thom Gunn, Geoffrey Hill, Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath and Peter Porter (2015) and the poetry collection You Have a Visitor (2016). He lectures at the University of Bristol.
Billy Collins and Martina Evans, host Jonathan Edwards
8pm – 9pm, Zoom, £5, Tickets here
Billy Collins’s thirteenth collection, Whale Day, and first in four years, contains more fifty-five never-before-published poems that showcase the playfulness, wit, and wisdom that have made him one of our most celebrated and widely read poets. This collection covers many themes and moods, including Collins’s insights on the wonders of life and thrill of mortality.
Martina Evans’s new collection, American Mules ranges across various locations: England, Ireland and America. Humorous and narrative poems explore American cinema and personal and invented experiences, awash with hospitals, cats and shoes. ‘Her work is humane and funny, often beautiful, always without sentiment or bitterness’ (The Irish Times).