Southwell Library Poetry Festival

Southwell Library Poetry Festival

Published on Tuesday 13 July 2010

Jenny Swann was delighted to offer a reading and workshop on the theme of ‘The Poetry of Birds’ using material from the recent anthology of that name edited by Simon Armitage and Tim Dee and also from Candlestick Press’ own Twelve Poems about Birds (which started life as ten poems, but when two extra poems refused to budge, we knew we had lost the battle).

Additionally, we had a stall on the evening of Andrew Motion’s memorable reading at the Festival. Trade was brisk and it was great to feel part of a community that was clearly enjoying poetry so much.

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