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Society and Self: Main Reading with Mary Jean Chan and Karen Solie

Society and Self: Main Reading with Mary Jean Chan and Karen Solie

Poets Mary Jean Chan and Karen Solie, appearing at the Kendal Poetry Festival

Saturday 27th February 8.00pm-9.00pm

Tickets: £5

Mary Jean Chan’s first full-length collection Flèche (Faber and Faber 2019) was shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards for Poetry. Chan’s work explores themes of multilingualism, queerness, psychoanalysis and the complexities of maternal relationships. Karen Solie’s fifth collection of poetry, The Caiplie Caves, (Picador, 2019) was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. It is a dazzling exploration of the links between land and the self, haunted by the figure of St Ethernan, a seventh-century Irish missionary to Scotland. Dove Cottage Young Poet Sophie Hansen will also be performing at this event.

Mary Jean Chan biog >
Karen Solie biog >


Tickets can be purchased through the Brewery Arts Centre

 

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