Saturday, May 4, 2019 - 15:45

Northern Stage, Stage 2, Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts
Percy Building
Newcastle University
NE1 7RU

Deryn Rees-Jones | Newcastle Poetry Festival

The Festival’s penultimate reading welcomes back Deryn Rees-Jones, whose new collection Erato will be published by Seren in June. Deryn is a poet, critic and editor of the Pavilion Poetry list and is an Eric Gregory Award winner. Her debut collection The Memory Tray  (Seren, 1995) was shortlisted for a Forward Poetry Prize for Best First Collection and she has published seven collections with Seren, among them Burying the Wren which was on the 2012 TS Eliot Prize shortlist, a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and a Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year. Her most recent collection What It's Like to be Alive: Selected Poems (Seren, 2016) is a mid-career milestone of this highly acclaimed writer. Liz Berry, whose debut Black Country (Chatto, 2014) was described as a ‘sooty, soaring hymn to her native West Midlands’, joins us to read from The Republic of Motherhood (Chatto, 2018). And Miriam Gamble, the author of three collections, presents her latest: the uncanny, dark, poignant and uproarious What Planet (Bloodaxe, 2019). Tickets: £6/£4. For further information and to book visit the Festival website: www.newcastlepoetryfestival.co.uk