58. Neil Astley on Rosemary Tonks

Neil Astley

Neil Astley

Neil Astley tells the story of Rosemary Tonks, the poet who famously “disappeared” in the 1970s after publishing two epoch-defining collections and six novels. After she died last year, Bloodaxe was able to republish the work she had suppressed in Bedouin of the London Evening.

This event includes archive 1960s recordings of Rosemary Tonks reading and discussing her poetry, including excerpts from her rarely heard experimental sound piece Sono-Montage.

Members of her family will be present and may contribute some of their own tales of their extraordinary Aunt Rosemary.

Sponsor Jo Kingham