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Rory Waterman at Kemps, Malton


Monday 13 May 2024, 19:30 to 21:00
Location:

Kemps General Store Ltd
11 Market Place
Malton
YO17 7LP

Description:

Rory Waterman will read from his new collection, Come Here to This Gate, at Kemps, Malton, on 13 May 2024. There will also be an open mic.


Tickets cost £5 and must be booked in advance. You can reserve tickets here.

Come Here to This Gate, Rory Waterman's fourth collection, is his most candid and unexpected, personal, brash, hilarious, and wide-ranging. The book is in three parts, the first a sequence about the last year of the life of his father, the poet Andrew Waterman, against a backdrop of recrimination, love and alcoholic dementia: 'your silences were trains departing'. The second consists of poems that open various gates, or are forcibly restrained behind them, from the literal North and South Korean border to the borders between friends, and those imposed by photographs, memories, and paths taken and not taken. The third opens on the poet's rural home county of Lincolnshire. He rewrites several folk tales into galloping, sometimes rambunctious ballads for the 2020s: what happens when imps, ghosts, and a boggart who looks like a 'doll left behind at Chernobyl' must reckon with the modern world and the people who lumber through it.

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