Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 17:00

Cheltenham Playhouse, 47-53 Bath Rd, Cheltenham GL53 7HG

Jonathan Edwards | Cheltenham Poetry Festival

Jonathan Edwards’ Costa Prize winning collection My Family and Other Superheroes  (Seren 2014) was described as ‘joyful and dynamic – a collection that’ll make you laugh and make you think’ by the Costa Prize judges.  Jonathan shares life-affirming poems featuring a motley crew of heroes.  Evel Knievel, Sophia Loren, Ian Rush, Marty McFly, a bicycling nun and a recalcitrant hippo all leap from these pages and jostle for position. With a voice which fuses pop culture references and surrealism, Jonathan’s work is dazzlingly inventive and highly entertaining. Jonathan is joined by Gloucestershire-based writer Cathy Baker – a poet who has been praised for the haunting musicality and rich lyricism of her work. Tickets: £5.00 - £7.00. For further information and to book, visit the Festival website: www,