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Healing Words: Main Reading with Romalyn Ante and Carolyn Forché

Healing Words: Main Reading with Romalyn Ante and Carolyn Forché

Poets Carolyn Forché and Romalyn Ante, appearing at the Kendal Poetry Festival

Wednesday 24th February 7.00pm-8.00pm

Tickets: £5.00

Romalyn Ante has blogged about the parallels between the art of writing poetry and being a nurse – how both of these activities ask that the practitioner really listens and pays attention. Her first collection Antiemetic for Homesickness invites us to do the same, in a series of moving and tender explorations of migration, family and the world of work. Carolyn Forché is renowned for her work as a ‘poet of witness’, writing poems that refuse to look away from difficult subject matter. Her latest Bloodaxe collection In The Lateness of the World is unforgettable – beautifully rhythmic and incantatory, and always insisting on poetry’s power to transform and heal. Our Young Poet-in-Residence Heather Hughes will also perform at this event.

Romalyn Ante biog >
Carolyn Forché biog >


Tickets can be purchased through the Brewery Arts Centre

 

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