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A Part of the Main: an evening with Philip Gross and Lesley Saunders

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Quaker Centre Bookshop

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Join us to hear award-winning poets Philip and Lesley as they read from their collaborative book A Part of the Main, the outcome of what began as an email conversation between them during the political upheavals of 2016-17, and developed into an improvised poetry sequence that moves, in swerves and echoes, beyond the immediate occasion into themes of migration, exile, loss of love or home or language, even life itself.

Lesley Saunders is the author of several books and pamphlets of poetry, published mostly by Two Rivers Press - most recently Nominy Dominy, her praise-song for the classical poetry and stories she grew up with. Her work has been widely published in anthologies and journals, and has won various awards, including the manchester Poetry Prize and the Bradford on Avon 'Poems on a Beermat' competition; she was a featured poet in Carcenet's New Poetries VI.

Philip Gross has published some twenty collections of poetry, most recently A Bright Acoustic (Bloodaxe, 2017). He received a Cholmondely Award in 2017, The Water Table won the T.S. Eliot Prize 2009, and Love Songs of Carbon the Roland Mathias Award (Wales Book of the Year) 2016. He is a keen collaborator across artforms, e.g. with artist Valerie Coffin Price on A Fold in the River (Seren, 2015). A new science-based collection for young people, Dark Sky Park, came from Otter-Barry Books in July 2018.

This event will be livestreamed on the Quaker Centre Facebook page. The reading will be followed by a Q&A and book signing.

This event is free - register your interest on Eventbrite.

Any enquiries can be sent to jennifermc@quaker.org.uk

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