Sunday, February 23, 2020 - 18:00

Birmingham Hippodrome, Patrick Studio, Hurst St, Southside, Birmingham B5 4TB

Jonathan Edwards & Deryn Rees-Jones | Verve Poetry Festival

The final headline event of the festival brings three vital poets together to read and talk about their work. Jonathan Edwards‘ latest collection, Gen (Seren, 2018), follows his acclaimed and Costa Book Award for Poetry winning My Family and Other Superheroes (Seren 2014). Deryn Rees-Jones‘ latest collection Erato (Seren, 2019) is shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Award and follows her recent selected poems, What It’s Like to be Alive (Seren 2014). Mimi Khalvait‘s latest collection, Afterwardsness (Carcanet, 2019) follows previous gems such as The Meanest Flower, Child and The Weather Wheel, all with Caracanet. This wonderful line-up is hosted by Jonathan Davidson from Writing West Midlands and founder of Birmingham Literature Festival. Tickets: £6.50/£4.50. For further information and to book, visit the Festival website: www.birminghamhippodrome.com