Ruby Robinson, William Letford and Katharine Towers
with RUBY ROBINSON, WILLIAM LETFORD and KATHARINE TOWERS
Upper Chapel, Norfolk St, Sheffield, S1 2JD
Thursday 25 May
7.30pm to 8.45pm
£10 / £8 conc. (in advance or on the door)
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Ruby Robinson was born in Manchester in 1985 and grew up in Sheffield and Doncaster. Her poems have appeared in The Poetry Review, Poetry (Chicago) and elsewhere. Her debut collection Every Little Sound was published in 2016 by Pavilion Poetry, an imprint of Liverpool University Press (edited by Deryn Rees-Jones), and was shortlisted for the Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection and the T. S. Eliot Prize. Click here to read Nat Loftus’s interview with Ruby for Our Favourite Places. Website: www.everylittlesound.com
Katharine Towers’ first poetry collection The Floating Man was published by Picador in 2010 and won the Seamus Heaney Centre Poetry Prize. Her second The Remedies (also published by Picador) was shortlisted for the 2016 TS Eliot Prize. The Floating Man was shortlisted for the Jerwood-Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and for the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry and longlisted for The Guardian First Book Award. A poem from the collection, The Way we Go, was selected as a Poem on the Underground. Katharine’s poems have appeared in The Guardian, Poetry Review, Poetry London, The North and in several anthologies including the Forward Book of Poetry 2017. She currently works as assistant editor at independent poetry publisher Candlestick Press, based in Nottingham. Katharine was born in London and read Modern Languages at St. Hilda’s College, Oxford. In 2007 she completed an MA in Creative Writing at Newcastle University. She lives in Hathersage in the Peak District with her husband and two daughters. www.katharinetowers.com
William Letford’s debut collection Bevel was published by Carcanet in 2012. He has received a New Writers Award from the Scottish Book Trust, an Edwin Morgan Travel Bursary, and a Creative Scotland Artist’s Bursary. He has taken part in translation projects through Lebanon, Iraq, and Palestine. In 2014 a chapbook of his poetry, Potom Koža Toho Druhého, was translated into Slovakian and published by Vertigo. His work has appeared on radio and television, and his second full collection Dirt was published by Carcanet in 2016. Click here to read our Festival Interview with William Letford.
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