Monday, May 27, 2019 - 20:30

Starlight Stage, Hay Festival

Jonathan Edwards, Catherine Fisher, Rhiannon Hooson & Elizabeth Parker | The Seren Poetry Gala at the Hay Festival

Seren throws a poetry party at the Hay Festival featuring four new collections from supremely talented poets. Costa Award-winning Jonathan Edwards reads from Gen, a book of sharp yet beautifully warm and humane poems. Catherine Fisher’s  first collection in twenty years The Bramble King, includes poems on imaginary planets and princes, on the summer solstice, on drawing, on a glass shop – and a clockwork crow.  Rhiannon Hooson’s beautifully resonant first collection The Other City was shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year. Elizabeth Parker’s In Her Shambles is a fantastic debut of spikey, provocative, declamatory and wonderfully energetic poems. All four poets contribute to Seren's new Poems from The Borders (Seren 2019) anthology published in celebration of the English/Welsh Marches. Tickets: £8.00. For further information and to book visit the Festival website: