Saturday, 22 August 2015

The Best of Britain's new and old!

Meg Peacocke
We are delighted to bring the best of the country's leading young and mature poets in September!

Rising star Kim Moore will share the platform with doyenne Meg Peacocke who is still publishing poems in her eighties.
Meg Peacocke began publishing poems in her fifties, when she gave up everything she'd done before and started a new life as a smallholder in Cumbria. She had written since childhood, but academia, teaching, marriage and family and counselling work, buried the writing mostly though not the need for it.

One of the country's leading poets, Meg won the highly prestigious Cholmondeley Award in 2005. She collaborated with her late brother the composer Richard Rodney Bennett on a number of musical and written pieces. She has published five collections – a sixth should be out this autumn – but as she says "the most important poem is always the next, the one you’re trying to get to grips with now".

Kim Moore
Kim Moore was born in 1981 and lives and works in Cumbria. She has quickly caught the ears of the Poetry world with her down to earth and accessible work. She has just taken part in the "Poetry and Songs" Festival in Vlieland, Holland. Her first full length collection “The Art of Falling” was published by Seren in April 2015. She won a New Writing North Award in 2014, an Eric Gregory Award in 2011 and the Geoffrey Dearmer Prize in 2012.

In 2014 Kim was Poet in Residence for Ilkley Literature Festival and Digital Poet in Residence for The Poetry School. Her first pamphlet ‘ If We Could Speak Like Wolves’ was a winner in The Poetry Business Pamphlet Competition, judged by Carol Ann Duffy.

The evening is on Friday 11th September at 7.30pm at The Folly in Settle. Tickets are £6 (£5.50 members) and available from The Folly, The Courtyard Dairy, Cave and Crag or 01729 823305. Contact for more