David Harsent

03rd October 2012 8:00
Bloomsbury Hotel
16-22 Great Russell St, WC1B 3NN
This year National Poetry Day was on the theme of Stars. Poet in the City is presented the highly acclaimed poet David Harsent, this years’ host of the Poetry Breakfast, in this exclusive setting at the heart of literary Bloomsbury.

David Harsent has published ten collections of poetry. The most recent, Night — published in January 2011 — was Poetry Book Society Choice for Spring 2011 and won the Griffin International Poetry Prize, as well as being shortlisted for the Forward Prize (Best Collection), the T.S. Eliot Prize, and the Costa Poetry Prize.

His work in music theatre has involved collaborations with a number of composers, but most often with Harrison Birtwistle, and has been performed at the Royal Opera House, Carnegie Hall, the Proms and on Channel 4 TV.
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