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LIMESTONE COUNTRY - An evening with poet Fiona Sampson MBE

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:30 PM (BST)

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Anglo-Russian-Culture Club presents...


LIMESTONE COUNTRY

Readings from the new release by poet and writer Fiona Sampson MBE

Limestone, found across the world, is a sedimentary rock, ceaselessly 

Reshaped by time and water, made from the bones and shells of vanished oceans.

 
In Limestone Country, the prize-winning poet Fiona Sampson paints a lyrical and very personal portret of four particular limestone landscapes: a farming hamlet in Perigord, southern France, the Karst region in Slovenia, a rural perish in England, and Jerusalem, a limestone city, that has long shaped people’s believe, ways of life, and imagination.

These stories, vital and human, are told through farming routines, snapshots of daily life, and through encounters in streets and fields with wildlife and human history.

Limestone country is a meditation on how people liv in a landscape, how they alter it, and how the landscape, in turn, shapes them. It is also a love letter to a sedimentary rock, exploring how different communities around the world are bound together by their shared geology.
 
 
About the author:
 
Fiona Sampson is published in thirty-seven languages including Russian; her Selected Poems recently appeared in China, the US, Romania, Ukraine, Bosnia. 

She received an MBE for services to literature, as well as the Newdigate Prize, a Cholmondeley Award, Writer s Awards from the Arts Councils of England and of Wales and the Society of Authors, various Poetry Book Society commendations, and international prizes in Macedonia, India, Bosnia, and the US. 

She has twice been shortlisted for both the T.S. Eliot Prize and Forward Prizes. 

She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Professor of Poetry at the University of Roehampton.

Fiona lives in Herefordshire with her husband, three sheep, two dogs and a cat.

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SE16 4HZ London
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Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 7:30 PM (BST)


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