1. Frieda Hughes reads from Alternative Values at Ledbury

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    Frieda Hughes reads and introduces a selection of poems – with their paintings – from her book Alternative Values: poems & paintings (Bloodaxe Books, 2015): ‘Wedding Poem for…

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    • Matthew Sweeney: Inquisition Lane

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      Matthew Sweeney reads and introduces five poems from his Bloodaxe collection, Inquisition Lane (2015): ‘The Biggest Task’, The Insurance Agent’, ‘Into the Air’, ‘Elegy…

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      • Launching Hwaet! 20 Years of Ledbury Poetry Festival

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        Ledbury Poetry Festival’s birthday anthology Hwaet! was launched with a gala performance on the opening night of the 2016 festival with readings by 21 of the 200 poets included in the book,…

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        • Amali Rodrigo: Lotus Gatherers

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          Amali Rodrigo reads and introduces a selection of poems from her Bloodaxe collection, Lotus Gatherers: ‘Lotus Gatherers’, ‘Durian’, excerpts from ‘Aftersongs’,…

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          • Mark Waldron: Live at Ledbury Poetry Festival

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            Mark Waldron reads and introduces a selection of poems from his new Bloodaxe collection, Meanwhile, Trees (2016), together with two poems from The Itchy Sea (Salt Publishing, 2011, these marked with…

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            • Arundhathi Subramaniam: Live at Ledbury Poetry Festival

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              Arundhathi Subramaniam’s poems explore various ambivalences – around human intimacy with its bottlenecks and surprises, life in a Third World megalopolis, myth, the politics of culture…

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              • Matthew Caley: Rake

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                Throughout Rake, Matthew Caley’s fifth collection, it can appear as if we are leafing through the oblique diary of an immortal time-travelling rake, one who is seeking his ‘one true beloved’…

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                • John Agard: Playing the Ghost of Maimonides

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                  John Agard reads and introduces six poems from his new Bloodaxe collection Playing the Ghost of Maimonides: ‘The Return of Perplexed Maimonides’, ‘The Jester’s Postwar Reflection’,…

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                  • Hannah Lowe reads four Joe Harriott poems from Chan at Ledbury

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                    Hannah Lowe reads and introduces four poems from her new Bloodaxe collection Chan relating to jazz musician Joe Harriott: ‘If You Believe: Ribs’, ‘Sax I’, ‘Sax II’…

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                    • Hannah Lowe reads two poems from Chan at Ledbury

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                      Hannah Lowe reads and introduces two poems from her new Bloodaxe collection Chan relating: ‘What I Know’ (a glosa) and ‘Borderliner’ (using her own invented form). This video…

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