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Literature Live: Sinéad Morrissey and Douglas Dunn

14 Sep 2017

On Monday 9 October, 7.30pm, at the Martin Harris Centre. Part of Manchester Literature Festival.

Sinead & Douglas

A pair of our finest contemporary poets read and discuss their work at an event presented in partnership with Manchester Literature Festival. Sinéad Morrissey was named the inaugural Belfast Poet Laureate in 2014, and is the author of six collections, including Parallax, winner of the TS Eliot Award. Her new collection On Balance is a Poetry Book Society Choice and explores feats of engineering, questions about family and inheritance, and the impact of a changing climate. Douglas Dunn is the author of ten acclaimed collections, including Elegies (1985 Whitbread Book of The Year), The Donkey’s Ear and New Selected Poems 1964-2000. ‘A modern master’ (The Guardian), he also edits many poetry anthologies and writes for television and radio. Among his many awards is the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. He will read poems from his new Faber collection The Noise of a Fly.

This event will be hosted by Vona Groarke, poet and teacher at the Centre for New Writing at The University of Manchester.

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