Tuesday 6 July 2021
Online events will be available for ticket holders to access for two weeks after they finish.
Workshop with Phoebe Stuckes
10am – 12noon, Zoom, £20, Tickets here
Friendship poems! Poems about friends! We’re going to be looking at what form they take and how they differ (or don’t!) from the tradition of romantic love poems, we will be generating new work and reading poems by Danez Smith, Frank O’Hara, Rebecca Perry, Angel Nafis and Joe Dunthorne (among others).
Kim Addonizio and Phoebe Stuckes, host Judith Palmer
8pm – 9pm, Zoom, £5, Tickets here
Kim Addonizio is known as one of America’s ‘most provocative and edgy poets’. Her poetry, as seen in Wild Nights (Bloodaxe) is renowned both for its gritty, street-wise narrators and for a wicked sense of wit. With passion, precision and irreverent honesty, her poems explore life’s dual nature: good and evil, light and dark, joy and suffering.
Platinum Blonde is Phoebe Stuckes’ debut collection and we are delighted to celebrate a former Ledbury Poetry Festival Young Poet in Residence. Each poem presents an episode in the up-and-down life of the wise-cracking party girl. On the surface, this is a world of dancefloors and glitter, but beneath these are poems about self-belief, self-image, vulnerability and insecurity, loneliness, trauma and survival.