Friday, 15 January 2016

Andrew McMillan and Linda Black - Monday 21 March

This is one of a series of previews for the coming LitFest, which begins on 29 February and ends on 22 March. Printed brochure is on its way!

Andrew McMillan

In 2015 Andrew McMillan’s poetry collection physical won The Guardian First Book Award, the first to be awarded for a poetry collection. It also won the Fenton Aldeburgh First Collection Prize, was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award and won the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. With three previous pamphlet collections published by Red Squirrel Press, his work also can be found in anthologies such as The Salt Book of Younger Poets, Best British Poetry 2013 and Best British Poetry 2015. Recent single poems can be found in the London Review of Books, The Financial Times, The Guardian andModern Poetry in Translation. Andrew describes his recent work as attempting to look at masculinity, the body and intimacy in a straightforward, unadorned way. Born and brought up in South Yorkshire he currently lectures in Creative Writing at Liverpool John Moores University and lives in Manchester.

Linda Black

Linda Black is a poet and an artist. She received the 2004/5 Poetry School Scholarship and won the 2006 New Writing Ventures Award for Poetry. The beating of wings (Hearing Eye, 2006) was the PBS Pamphlet Choice for spring 2007, when she also received an Arts Council Writer's Award. Her collections are Inventory and Root, (Shearsman 2008 & 2011) and The Son of a Shoemaker (Hearing Eye 2012). The latter consists of collaged prose poems based on the early life of Hans Christian Andersen, plus the author’s pen and ink illustrations. It was the subject of a Poetry Society exhibition in 2013. Her collection Slant is due for publication in spring this year.  She is co-editor of Long Poem Magazine.

Monday 21 March
7.15pm  Headingley Library, North Lane

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