The Poetry of Desire with Liz Berry, Richard Scott and Hannah Lowe

‘I see life in nothing but the certainty of your love’ wrote John Keats to Fanny Brawne, the woman he was in love with but unable to marry. Join us by candlelight this Valentine’s Night to hear poems expressing love and desire in their many forms. Liz Berry's debut collection, 'Black Country' (Chatto & Windus, 2014), described as 'a sooty, soaring hymn to her native West Midlands' (Guardian), was a PBS Recommendation, received a Somerset Maugham Award, won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2014. Richard Scott was born in London in 1981. His pamphlet 'Wound' published by Rialto, won the Michael Marks Poetry Award 2016. His poem ‘Crocodile’ won the 2017 Poetry London Competition. His debut collection is forthcoming from Faber & Faber in April 2018. Hannah Lowe’s first poetry collection, 'Chick' (Bloodaxe, 2013) won the Michael Murphy Memorial Award for Best First Collection and was short-listed for the Forward, Aldeburgh and Seamus Heaney Best First Collection Prizes. In September 2014, she was named as one of 20 Next Generation poets. She has also published three chapbooks: 'The Hitcher' (Rialto 2012); 'R x' (sine wave peak 2013); and 'Ormonde' (Hercules Editions 2014). Her family memoir, 'Long Time, No See' was published by Periscope in July 2015 and featured as Radio 4’s Book of the Week. Her second collection 'Chan' is published by Bloodaxe (2016).
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