13. Poetry Reading: Lachlan MacKinnon and Linda Gregerson

Lachlan MacKinnon’s Doves is a ‘magnificent collection, suffused with gentle wisdom and studded with moments of quiet revelation’ (Scotsman). American poet Linda Gregerson ‘produces lyrical poems informed by her expansive reading …[Read More]

34. This Horde of Destructions – new perspectives on Wallace Stevens

Maitreyabandhu hosts a panel with Ledbury Emerging Poetry Critics, Maryam Hessavi, Srishti Krishnamoorthy-Cavell and Dzifa Benson, discussing Wallace Stevens’ reputation as a poet, and as a man. Includes discussion and …[Read More]

46. Friends of the Dymock Poets present Voices from the Great War

Including Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, three Dymock poets, Eleanor Farjeon, Vera Brittain, Carola Oman and the American, Alan Seeger. The poems are read by Marilyn Birks and Jake Herbst. (Unfortunately the …[Read More]

49. “I don’t give back a word”: National Poetry Competition 40th anniversary readings

This year’s winners Dom Bury, Mary Jean Chan and Momtaza Mehri read alongside two poetry greats from the competition’s heritage Jo Shapcott and Pascale Petit. Plus short discussion and Q&A. …[Read More]

86 – Versopolis: A Celebration of Emerging European Poets

Versopolis is a platform that unites 13 European Festivals to promote and translate their most exciting new poets. Tiziano Fratus (Italy), Charlotte Van den Broeck (Belgium), Nikolina Andova (Macedonia), Veronika Dintinjana (Slovenia), Yekta (France) share …[Read More]

52 – Poetry East: Maitreyabandhu in conversation with Medbh McGuckian

Burgage Hall McGuckian’s first major collection, The Flower Master, which explores post-natal breakdown, was awarded a Rooney prize for Irish Literature, and other awards. Since then she has published seven …[Read More]

Poetry Salon with David Clarke 12 April 2016

David Clarke lives in Gloucestershire and works as a teacher and researcher. His poems have appeared in magazines including Magma, Tears in the Fence, Iota, Anon, Under the Radar and New Walk. His pamphlet, Gaud, was published by Flarestack Poets in 2012 and won the Michael Marks Pamphlet Prize. …[Read More]

Event 10. Selima Hill and Imtiaz Dharker

Selima Hill only gives one big reading per book and fortunately she has chosen Ledbury to launch Jutland, which brings together two contrasting poem sequences. Imtiaz Dharker was awarded the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry this year and her latest collection is Over the Moon. …[Read More]