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Cheltenham Poetry Festival presents

Geraldine Monk & Christine Whittemore

15 May

Geraldine Monk has been a vital member of the British poetry scene since the mid-1970s. A fiercely inventive avant-garde poet her work has been described as "undeniably fascinating" by Tony Franzer and Horizon Review suggested that she is "more attuned to the physical heft of words than any other poet working in English today". Geraldine will be reading a selection from her extensive body of work, including poems commissioned by BBC 3's The Verb, 'The Three Stepping Stones of Dawn' plus poems from They Who Saw The Deep – new work which explores historical events, migrations and mythologies.

Christine Whittemore's prize winning novel Inscription ("The author's poetic sensibilities shine throughout this beautiful narrative"- Orla McAlinden) won the 2013 Eludia award from Hidden River Arts and was praised for its "lean, superb prose" by Kevin Crossley-Holland. Christine reads from her new Oversteps Books poetry collection.

Times & Prices

Date Time Venue Full Price Concessions
Monday, 15th May 2017 19:00 Main House £7 £5