National Poetry Day

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Day I’ll be discussing the extraordinary range of poetry nominated for ‘Tell Me the Truth About Life’ alongside former Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo at Foyles, Charing Cross Road, Thursday 3rd October at 6.30pm. Setting contemporary works by the likes of Yrsa Daley-Ward, Warsan Shire and Kei Miller alongside classics by W.H Auden, Emily Dickinson, Dylan Thomas and more, Morpurgo and I will open up on the selection of some of this year’s poems in an evening of readings and discussions about their power and relevance. Tell Me The Truth About Life is a poetry collection I curated with Forward Poetry from poems nominated by poets, public figures and members of the public for their insight into truth. The event will be followed by a Q&A and a book signing.

Book here