Wednesday, 9 September 2020 from 19:00-20:00
Please join Carcanet Press online to celebrate the launch of David Morley’s new poetry collection, FURY. The collection is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, and currently shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best Collection.
Hosting the reading will be poet and critic, Yvonne Reddick, joining David to discuss the new work. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask their own questions. Extracts of the text will be shown during the reading so that you can read along.
FURY sees the Ted Hughes Award winner David Morley once more seeking to give imaginative voice to the natural world and to those silenced or overlooked in modern society, ranging from the Romany communities of past and present Britain, to Tyson Fury and Towfiq Bihani, one of the forgotten inmates of the Guantanamo bay detention centre. In poems that bristle with linguistic energy and that celebrate poetry’s power to give arresting voice to the unspoken and the untold, in ourselves and our societies, FURY is David Morley’s most powerfully political work. It is a passionate testament to poetry’s capacity to speak to, and for, us and our place in the world – its power to be an outreached hand, like the ‘trembling hands’ of the magician in ‘The Thrown Voice’ or the ‘living hand’ of the poets celebrated in ‘Translations of a Stammerer’
About David Morley
David Morley is a poet and ecologist. Recipient of the Ted Hughes Award, his new collection, FURY, is a Poetry Book Society Choice and currently shortlisted in the Forward Prizes for Poetry for Best Collection. David is also known for his poetry installations within natural landscapes: ‘slow poetry’ sculptures and I-Cast poetry films.
Yvonne Reddick is an AHRC Leadership Fellow, writing, researching and publishing poetry about the Anthropocene. Her latest book is Ted Hughes: Environmentalist and Ecopoet. Her pamphlet Translating Mountains was selected as a TLS favourite pamphlet of the year in 2017.
Registration for this online event will cost £2, later redeemable against the cost of the book. All attendees will receive the discount code and how to purchase the book during and after event.
Please note that there is a limited number of places for the reading, so do book early to avoid disappointment. You should receive a confirmation email with details on how to join after you register. If this does not arrive, please contact Carcanet Press. Please also be aware that clicking ‘attending’ on the Facebook event will not guarantee your place – you must complete the Zoom registration
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