65 – Denise Riley and Vahni Capildeo

Say Something Back, described by The Guardian as ‘heartfelt and deeply necessary’, will allow readers to see just why the name of Denise Riley has been held in such high regard by her fellow poets for so long.

It includes a profoundly moving poem of grieving and loss, and poems contemplating the natural world and physical law.

Vahni Capildeo’s Measure of Expatriation won the Forward Prize for Poetry and is, according to Malika Booker ‘poetry that transforms. When people in the future seek to know what it’s like
to live between places, traditions, habits and cultures, they will read this.’

This event is hosted by Ursula Owen.