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SATURDAY NIGHT HEADLINE EVENT: Fiona Benson, Kim Moore, Parwana Fayyaz, Host Jo Bell
February 19th @ 5:30 pm£4.50 – £6.50
5:30pm – 6:55pm
Our regular Saturday evening poetry headline is always a festival highlight. This year we feature three incredible poets who are contributing ground breaking new work to the contemporary UK poetry scene. Fiona Benson’s third collection, Ephemeron (Jonathan Cape, 2022) is brand new for VERVE 2022. Her previous collection, Vertigo & Ghost, (Cape, 2017) won the Forward Prize and the Roehampton Poetry Prize. Kim Moore’s first full collection, The Art of Falling (Seren, 2015) won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, while her second All The Men I Never Married was published by Seren in 2021. Parwana Fayyaz’s debut collection, Forty Names, (Carcanet, 2021) contains her 2019 Forward Prize Best Single Poem winner of the same name, and is an astonishing debut. Hosting these three amazing poets for readings and discussion is Jo Bell, renowned poet and co-author of How to be a Poet (Nine Arches Press, 2017).