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Caroline Bird, Mary Jean Chan: Verve

Saturday 22 Feb 2020, 18:00 to 19:30

Patrick Studio Theatre
Birmingham Hippodrome
Hurst St, Southsid
B5 4TB


Our regular Saturday Evening poetry headline is always a festival highlight. This year we feature three incredible poets who are contributing ground-breaking new work to
the contemporary UK poetry scene. Jay Bernard's debut full collection Surge (Chatto & Windus, 2019) has been shortlisted for the Forward Prize First Collection Award
and TS Eliot Prize. Caroline Bird's sixth collection The Air Year (Carcanet, 2020) is brand new for Verve 2020. Her previous collection In These Days of Prohibition was
shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize and Ted Hughes Award. Mary Jean Chan's debut collection Fleche (Faber, 2019) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Her poem, The Window, was shortlisted for The Forward Prize for Best Single Poem. Hosting these three amazing poets for readings and discussion is Jo Bell, renowned
poet and co-author of How to be a Poet (Nine Arches Press, 2017).

Tickets for this event are £6.50/£4.50 and can be bought via the festival website.

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