Thursday 30th November 7pm
Judith Willson will be reading with Sandeep Parmar and James Davies in a launch of her first collection, Crossing the Mirror Line, with Carcanet. Judith has been a great supporter of poetry nights ands we are very proud and excited that she is launching her first book with us.
Crossing the Mirror Line explores ways in which the past travels with us across landscapes of 'peopled time'. Like the eighteenth-century artists' landscape mirror that reconfigured the relationship between the viewer and what is viewed, these poems are concerned with looking itself, how it selects and transforms what is seen.
Sandeep Parmar is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool where she co-directs Liverpool's Centre for New and International Writing. She has edited the Collected Poems of Hope Mirrlees and Collected Poems of Nancy Cunard for Carcanet, and published two collections of her own poetry with Shearsman: The Marble Orchard and Eidolon, winner of the 2017 Ledbury Forte Prize for Best Second Collection. She is a BBC New Generation Thinker and a judge for the 2017 Forward Prize for Poetr
James Davies is the author of a number of poetry books including Plants, A Dog, Snow, and Acronyms. He edits the poetry press if p then q and co-organises The Other Room reading series and resources website in Manchester. He is currently completing a PhD in Creative Practice at The University of Roehampton.
Tickets £6 with free refreshments.
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