Ledbury in London: Poetry Festival Salon CANCELLED


Saturday 16 June 2018




Urban/Green – Space and Place in Poetry

Readings and Conversation with acclaimed poets Karen McCarthy Woolf, Hannah Lowe and Richard Osmond exploring urban and green spaces and places in poetry, hosted by Ledbury Poetry festival Artistic Director Chloe Garner.  This is a guest event curated for Greenwich Book Festival by Ledbury Poetry Festival, the UK’s biggest poetry festival which runs from 29 June – 8 July 2018 www.poetry-festival.co.uk


Karen McCarthy Woolf is an award-nominated poet, born in London to English and Jamaican parents. Her residencies have included the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich in 2015 where she responded to an exhibit on migration. Her collection An Aviary of Small Birds  — a book of elegies that commemorates a stillborn son (Carcanet, 2014) — was nominated for both the Forward and Aldeburgh Best First Collection Prizes. Her most recent collection is Seasonal Disturbances.

Hannah Lowe, the current poet-in-residence at Keats House, is the award-winning author of collections Chick and Chan (both Bloodaxe) and the acclaimed family memoir Long Time, No See

Richard Osmond is a poet and forager whose first 2017 collection, Useful Verses, won the Eric Gregory award for a collection of poems by a poet under 30.




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