15. Ilya Kaminsky and Aleš Šteger, reading and conversation chaired by Sandeep Parmar

Ilya Kaminsky was born in the former Soviet Union and is now an American citizen. He is the author of Dancing in Odessa and an eagerly anticipated new collection forthcoming …[Read More]

35. Under A Cold Sky: The poetry of Wilfrid Gibson, Ivor Gurney and Jean Atkin

Gibson’s tram passengers will be coming to town: the sallow faced clerks, genteel in black…and his tale of Anthony Earnshaw asleep in drifting snow. While Gurney shivers in Flanders and …[Read More]

43. Festival Showcase: John Masefield High School Students, Foyle Young Poets

This event showcases poets at all stages of their development: John Masefield High School Students have worked with the school’s poet in residence Kurly to create their poems. The Foyle …[Read More]

59. Ishion Hutchinson and Jay Bernard: Poetry Reading and conversation

Hosted by Sandeep Parmar ‘Exquisite’ (New Yorker), ‘breathtaking’ (Los Angeles Times), ‘baroque and moon-lit’ (Boston Globe) – House of Lords and Commons enthralled readers in the Americas, winning the National Book Critics …[Read More]

Angela France – Poetry Salon 23rd October 2018

Angela France’s publications include Occupation, Lessons in Mallemaroking, Hide and The Hill of which Sheenagh Pugh said “Exuberant, controlled, angry, elegiac, this is a poetry of landscape, politics, witness”. Angela …[Read More]

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]

Jeff Phelps – Poetry Salon 5th December 2017

Jeff Phelps’s poems have appeared in Stand, The Rialto, London Magazine, The Interpreter’s House and elsewhere. In 2001 he was second prize winner in the Stand open poetry competition with the narrative poem River Passage. …[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]