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Parwana Fayyaz: Verve Poetry Festival

Saturday 19 Feb 2022, 17:30 to 18:55

Patrick Studio Theatre
Birmingham Hippodrome
B5 4BJ
United Kingdom


Headline reading: Fiona Benson, Parwana Fayyaz, Kim Moore

This year's Saturday evening headline features three incredible poets, who are contributing ground-breaking new work to the contemporary UK poetry scene. Fiona Benson's third collection, Ephemeron (Jonathan Cape, 2022) is brand new for Verve 2022. Her previous collection, Vertigo & Ghost, (Cape, 2017) won the Forward Prize and the Roehampton Poetry Prize. Kim Moore's first full collection, The Art of Falling (Seren 2015) won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, while her second, All The Men I Never Married was published by Seren in 2021. Parwana Fayyaz's debut collection, Forty Names, (Carcanet 2021) contains her 2019 Forward Prize Best Single Poem winner of the same name, and is an astonishing debut. 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).

£6.50/£4.50 - find out more and buy tickets here.

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