Poetry and Lyrics: Blurred Lines

10th June 2016 19:30
Kings Place
90 York Way, London, N1 9AG
To launch the festival Cerys Matthews, whose 6Music Sunday morning show is the most listened to programme on digital radio and includes weekly poetry features, hosts an evening celebrating some of the world’s favourite poems and lyrics in the company of a line up of inspiring guests.

Also taking to the stage is the fantastic Liz Berry, a poet who ‘makes you look at the world differently’ according to Jeremy Paxman, whose collection Black Country exploded onto the scene with a ‘fresh, exciting and distinctive new voice’ that pushes the limits of poetry.

Richard Stokes, Professor of Lieder at the Royal Academy of Music and author of The Penguin Book of English Song; Seven Centuries of Poetry from Chaucer to Auden also joins the line up alongside novelist Nadifa Mohamed, one of Granta's Best of Young British Novelists, whose fiction is infused with startling lyricism

Together they’ll walk along the blurred lines between song and verse.
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