Thursday 8 April 2010

Reading with Les Murray on 1st May in Chepstow, South Wales

Les Murray will be reading in Chepstow, South Wales, for Poetry on the Border on 1st May and I am thrilled to be reading with him. He's both a great world-class poet and a lovely generous-hearted person whose poetry has magnificent sprawl and a high degree of trance. Among his many honours he has won the TS Eliot Prize and has been awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry on the recommendation of Ted Hughes. He's been very generous to me, encouraging my work since before the publication of my first book Heart of a Deer, and over the years he's published many of my poems in Quadrant, the magazine he edits.

This is
Jemimah Kuhfeld's portrait photo of him, as part of her Poets Project. Les will also be giving the Poetry Society's annual lecture on Tuesday 11 May at Senate House, London and I'm really looking forward to that as well. If you live in South Wales and can make it at 7.30pm on Saturday 1st May for our reading, please come along to the Drill Hall, Lower Church St, Chepstow NP16 5HJ.
For more details and to book: 
Tel: 01291 625011
Tickets £12.00 (£10 concessions)