Festival (and BBC Radio 4) Poet in Residence, Daljit Nagra, reads from his new collection British Museum, which invokes a cast of characters from Britain’s past and reconsiders both his own, and the nation’s, identity. Nagra’s memorable first collection, Look We Have Coming to Dover! won the Forward Prize. His subsequent collection, and his version of the Ramayana were nominated for the TS Eliot Prize. Irish poet Colette Bryce reads from her hot-off-the press Selected Poems, a Poetry Book Society Special Commendation. Her virtuosic engagement with traditional forms has contributed to her becoming one of the most praised and recognised poets of her generation. They are joined by Apprentice Poet in Residence, Jade Cuttle, winner of the BBC Proms Poetry Competition and the Foyle Young Poet of the Year.
This event begins with the results of the 2017 Walter Swan Trust Poetry Prize.
- Date: Sunday 15th October
- Time: 3:15 pm
- VenueIlkley Playhouse - Wildman
- Price£7.00/£5.00 concessions
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