Guest Poet: John Greening
John Greening has published more than a dozen collections (notably To the War Poets, Carcanet, 2013), and several studies of poetry and poets. His edition of Edmund Blunden's Undertones of War (OUP) appeared in 2015, along with a classical music anthology, Accompanied Voices. His latest publications are Nebamun's Tomb (Rack Press) and the collaboration with Penelope Shuttle, Heath (Nine Arches). His memoir of two years spent in Upper Egypt, Threading a Dream, appears in 2017, as does his new edition of the poems of Geoffrey Grigson. TLS reviewer and Eric Gregory judge, his awards include the Bridport Prize and a Cholmondeley. He is RLF Writing Fellow at Newnham College.
Guest Poet: Penelope Shuttle
Penelope Shuttle lives in Cornwall. In May 2017 Bloodaxe are to publish her new book, Will You Walk A Little Faster? July 2016 saw the publication (with John Greening, of Heath, their exploration in poetry of many aspects of Heathrow airport and Hounslow Heath upon which the airport now stands (Nine Arches Press). She also published a pamphlet titled Four Portions of Everything on the Menu for M'sieur Monet! (Indigo Dreams Publications).
Penelope has given many readings of her work, and has been a tutor for many organisations. She is currently a mentor for The Poetry School.
Photograph: Jemimah Kuhfeld
27th July 2017, The Swan Hotel, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1LN
7:30pm - 10:00pm.
Come and join us at Bradford on Avon's popular reading series, Words & Ears. Bring a poem, story or song to share, or just bring yourself. All performers and listeners welcome: open mic slots always available. £4 on the door.