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National Poetry Day Gala: Birmingham Literature Festival - with Jean 'Binta' Breeze, Roy McFarlane and guests

  • Library of Birmingham Centenary Square, Broad St, Birmingham B1 2ND England (map)

A special evening to mark National Poetry Day featuring

Jean ‘Binta’ Breeze
The Verandah Poems
Come and meet and be awed and inspired by Jean 'Binta' Breeze who will be reading from her latest collection, The Verandah Poems, published by Bloodaxe.  She is the author of eight books of poems and stories and her poetry is deeply powerful, political and personal. 

Roy McFarlane
Beginning With Your Last Breath
Roy McFarlane is a former Birmingham Poet Laureate, whose debut collection, Beginning With Your Last Breath, was published recently by Nine Arches Press.  A powerful exploration of love, loss and identity, the book takes in the Black Country, Norman Tebbitt and Marvin Gaye along the way.

Plus the announcement of the new Poet Laureate and Young Poet Laureate.  Who will represent your city with sensational poetry until 2018?  Come and be there for the announcement and listen to new poems performed on the theme of Birmingham.

Read more and book tickets here

A partnership between Birmingham Literature Festival and Renaissance One, sponsored by Newman University, and supported through funding by Arts Council England.