Guest Poet: John Greening
John Greening is a TLS reviewer and Eric Gregory judge, whose awards include the Bridport Prize and a Cholmondeley. Since his last visit with Penelope Shuttle to read from their collaboration, Heath, he has published an Egypt memoir Threading a Dream: a Poet on the Nile, a new edition of Geoffrey Grigson's poetry, the fine press chapbook Achill Island Tagebuch, and a major new collection from Carcanet, The Silence (May, 2019). His many earlier books include the collection To the War Poets and studies of poetry and poets from the Elizabethans to Ted Hughes. His edition of Edmund Blunden's Undertones of War appeared from Oxford in 2015, along with a classical music anthology, Accompanied Voices. There is a pamphlet from New Walk Editions due in autumn 2019, and in 2020 a collection of his collected essays and reviews. He has recently collaborated with the baritone Roderick Williams on his Schubert Project and is currently editing a new edition of Iain Crichton Smith's poetry.
Author photograph: Adrian Bullers
Guest Poet: Susan Jane Sims
Susan Jane Sims is based in Beaminster, Dorset where she runs Tangerine Cafe with her husband Chris alongside her publishing company Poetry Space. Her work has been widely published in poetry magazines and she was awarded a Hawthornden Fellowship in 2018. Her third poetry collection Splitting Sunlight was published in 2019 by Dempsey & Windle.
30th January 2020, 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 or two to share in the open mic, or just bring yourself. All performers and listeners welcome: open mic slots always available on the night. £5 on the door.