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Poet-In-Residence Visits Aldeburgh

Ben Rogers in the South Lookout at Aldeburgh

Ben Rogers, poet-in-residence for Poetry In Aldeburgh paid a visit to the town last weekend. He’s pictured here as he surveyed the North Sea and the Crag Path from the upper room at The Lookout. He visited the Moot Hall Museum, had a delicious lunch sitting outside at Munchies on the High Street where he was entertained by a parade of people and their dogs. He went on to encounter Maggi Hambling’s Scallop and to lie on the shingle watching clouds while listening to the rhythm of the waves before hopping back on the train to London from Saxmundham.

Ben says of his visit, "I hadn't been to Aldeburgh for many a year. It was inspiring to get to know what is a fascinating coastal town, and to meet some of the incredibly driven team who are behind the festival. The venues, including the highly atmospheric South Lookout, promise to play host to some fantastic live poetry and art in November."

Be sure to keep up with Ben's blogging. As he explains: "Starting next week, I will begin a month-long countdown to the event which can be followed on the Poetry School and Poetry in Aldeburgh websites and social media, including previews of the festival's impressive array of performers, selected interviews, and writing prompts for people to get creative."

Ben Rogers lives and works in London. His pamphlet Mackerel Salad was published by Emma Press earlier in 2016. A selection of his poetry also appears in the Carcanet anthology New Poetries VI.

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