Hannah Stone welcomes to her regular Nowt But Verse discussion Ian Parks. Ian was born in 1959 in Mexborough. He is the author of eight collections of poems, one of which was a Poetry Book Society Choice. He has been awarded residencies at Hawthornden Castle, Gladstone’s Library, Hawkwood College, and was Writing Fellow at De Montfort, Leicester from 2012 to 2014. He is the editor of Versions of the North: Contemporary Yorkshire Poetry and The Selected Poems of Harold Massingham. His poems have appeared in Poetry Review, The Times Literary Supplement, and Poetry ( Chicago).His versions of the modern Greek poet Constantine Cavafy were shortlisted for the Michael Marks Award. His own Selected Poems is due from Calder Valley Poetry in 2023.
Please note that Tim Ellis was the original guest for this event, but has had to postpone due to unforseen circumstances.
Do join us in person at the library, or via the zoom link, for an engrossing discussion about the process of writing poetry and what it means to be a poet.
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