FRIDAY 9th JUNE 1pm – THE EASTWOOD ROOM BOOK TICKETS ONLINE
Well known Birmingham poet Liz Berry visits the Stoke-on-Trent Literary Festival to read from her collection “Black Country” which received the Somerset Maugham Prize, Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award and won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 2014. Liz’s poems have been broadcast on national media and in the press. She is a judge of several prizes and works as a poetry and writing tutor.
Liz will be joined on stage by poet Mark Huband. Mark is a modern poet with a strong sense of traditional form whose emotionally-charged poetry explores the mystery of experience which his life as a traveller, writer and newspaper journalist has brought him. Mark will be reading from his collection “American Road” as well as from his most recent work, whose themes range from the direct experience of war to the relationship between a father and his children, and the challenge to civilization posed by extremist populism. Above all a love poet, Mark’s work is both a celebration and a vivid exploration of what poetry alone can reveal of the world both within us and around us.
The session will be chaired by John Prebble of The Poetry Exchange.
*Don’t miss our Poetry Panel – Out of Staffordshire on Thursday 8th June 8pm
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