At the festival, you probably picked up a flyer about our proposed anthology, Herrings,
but have you submitted a poem?
Herrings is meant to record and reflect the gathering - the shoal of poets and poetry lovers - that came to the inaugural festival 4-6 November 2016. We intend to publish this record of the first ever Poetry In Aldeburgh in April 2017, with readings planned in Cambridge, London and Aldeburgh.
Herrings will be the first poetry publication under the new imprint, Blue Door Press
An exquisite seasonal event with prize-winning poet, Ruth Padel. In the atmospheric setting of The Round Church she will read from Tidings, her beautiful narrative Christmas poem in the tradition of Charles Dickens and Dylan Thomas. With carols and candlelight, Ruth Padel will take us on a journey into the heart of Christmas.
And they are pretty excited about it - here's a message from the Poetry School team:
Wayfinders: And we’re putting on a reading. Wayfinders, a Poetry School event at the Poetry in Aldeburgh Festival, is an example of the Poetry School in action. Tamar Yoseloff, author of A Formula for Night (Seren, 2015) and a longstanding tutor of the school, will read from her own work, before introducing two former students, Sandra Galton and Anna-May Laugher, who have both gone on to find publishing success...
The Torriano Meeting House Group reads poems on city, edgelands and nature, movement, love and ideas.
Peter Pears Gallery, Sunday 6 November, 2.30 pm
This event is FREE but you need to book
So what can you expect?
Lisa Kelly explains, "Our peer-led group has been meeting weekly for four years with two aims – to become better poets; and to help pay the rent for the cultural community centre in London, which is entirely user-funded and under financial strain. No one voice is more important than the...
A collaborative project between Mosaic Stanza Group and Colchester Artists
Peter Pears Gallery, Saturday 5 November, 2.30 pm.
This even is FREE but you need to book due to limited seating
This year, Colchester's Stanza Group 'Mosaic' has been working in partnership with local visual artists on an Ekphrasis project in which one art form responds to another. The project was launched in February 2016 and partners were chosen randomly. In total, there are 19 partnerships.
Two great friends, two extraordinary writers, one fabulous reading with Rachel McCarthy who is a rare species, a leading climate scientist and physicist but also a poet; and Ruth Padel braids science into her poetry alongside explorations of migration, conflict, music and conservation. Both are passionate about poetry and their poems are passionate about precision.
MAURA DOOLEY is a freelance writer and lectures at Goldsmiths College, University of London. She edited Making for Planet Alice: New Women Poets(1997) and The Honey Gatherers: A Book of Love Poems (2002) for Bloodaxe, and How Novelists Work (2000) for Seren. Her collections include Life Under Water (Bloodax...
DAN BURT was born in South Philadelphia, read English at St. John’s College, Cambridge and attended Yale Law School. A lawyer and businessman, his poetry and prose have appeared in PN Review, TLS, The Financial Times,The New Statesman, The Sunday Times, and Granta, among others. Two chapb...