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Alice Oswald and guests – Lyra Poetry Festival

19 April at 19:30 - 21:30

Heron Books is delighted to support an evening of poetry with Alice Oswald, Caroline Bird and Rachel Long as part of Lyra – Bristol Poetry Festival 2024.

Alice Oswald has published 6 collections of poetry, including Dart which won the TS Eliot Prize. A gardener and poet, Alice Oswald lived and worked for many years at Dartington in Devon. She is the first female Professor of Poetry at Oxford, and has particular interest in poetry as an oral tradition.

Rachel Long’s debut collection, My Darling from the Lions was published by Picador in the UK, in 2020. It was shortlisted for the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, The Costa Book Award, The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, The Rathbones Folio Prize, and the Jhalak Prize Book of the Year by a Writer of Colour.

Caroline Bird’s selected poems, Rookie (2022), and The Air Year (2020) are two of Carcanet’s most popular books of the present decade. She won the Forward Prize for Best Collection in 2020, and has been shortlisted for a number of prizes including the TS Eliot Prize, the Costa Book Awards, the Ted Hughes Award, the Polari Prize and the Dylan Thomas Prize.


19 April
19:30 - 21:30
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Lyra Poetry Festival
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