Guest Poet: Alyson Hallett
Alyson Hallett is a prize-winning poet and Hawthornden Fellow. Besides publishing six books and pamphlets of poetry, she has also written drama and an audio-diary for BBC Radio 4; an essay on Chalk for BBC Radio 3; drama for Sky Television and a book of short stories. Alyson was the first poet to be in residence in the Charles Causley house and also the first resident poet in a university Geography Department with a Leverhulme Fellowship. Alyson collaborates with artists, musicians and sculptors, and for the past 17 years has curated a poetry as public art project: The Migration Habits of Stones. Before writing full time, Alyson worked as a cleaner; postwoman; housekeeper on the Isle of Iona; mental health worker for MIND and the Richmond Fellowship. Her latest publication is a pamphlet of poems, Toots (Mariscat Press), recommended by Jackie Kay as one of her summer reads in the Sunday Observer.
Guest Poet: Penelope Shuttle
Penelope Shuttle's latest publication is Four Poems from Lyonesse (Stickleback). Her full-length collection Lyonesse will appear from Bloodaxe Books in Spring 2021. Shuttle is President of The Falmouth Poetry Group and a Trustee for The Causley Trust. Lzrd: poems from the Lizard Peninsula (in collaboration with Alyson Hallett) was published by IDP in October 2018. Will You Walk A Little Faster? (Bloodaxe Books) was Poetry Book of the Month in The Observer, July 2017.
30th July 2020, The Swan Hotel, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1LN
EVENT POSTPONED. APOLOGIES. IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED AS SOON AS IT IS SAFE TO DO SO! Meanwhile, you can hear guest poets, and join the virtual open mic, on the West Wilts Radio programme The Poetry Place, which is aired on the final Sunday of every month. To hear previous programmes, go to: https://westwiltsradio.com/shows/the-poetry-place/
Come and join us at Bradford on Avon's popular reading series, Words & Ears. This time, we not only have readings from Penelope Shuttle and Alyson Hallett from their new, collaborative book, but also a special Q&A session about the process of working collaboratively.
As usual, bring a poem to share in the open mic, or just bring yourself. All performers and listeners welcome: open mic slots always available. £5 on the door.