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Poetry in Herons – Rory Waterman

18 May at 18:00 - 19:15

£4.00 – £11.99

Join us to celebrate Rory Waterman’s new poetry collection: Come Here To This Gate


Our monthly poetry reading has a new format!

Readings will now be held in the Arcade at 6pm and are ticketed. You can buy tickets in advance or on the door. Tickets are £4 or free with the purchase of Come Here To This Gate and include a glass of something sparkling on arrival.

Rory Waterman’s fourth collection, Come Here to This Gate, has just been published by Carcanet. His first collection was a PBS Recommendation and was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Award, and in 2019 he was shortlisted for the Ledbury Forte Prize. He was born in Belfast in 1981, grew up mainly in Lincolnshire, once lived in Bristol for five years, and now lives in Nottingham, where he teaches at NTU. He also co-runs the pamphlet publisher New Walk Editions, and publishes a lot of literary journalism. Website: rorywaterman.com.

The evening will begin with a reading from Zoe Brooks, followed by Rory’s reading.

Zoe Brooks’ poetry career began when she was discovered by Michael Horovitz of Poetry Olympics in the 1980s, who included Zoe’s work in the seminal anthology Grandchildren of Albion.  Following post-natal depression, she stopped writing for three decades. She resumed in 2018, since when she has had two collections published – Owl Unbound (published by Indigo Dreams 2020) and Fool’s Paradise (Black Eyes Publishing 2022). She is currently working on a a collection about her time spent in a Czech farmhouse. Website: https://zoebrooks.blogspot.com/


18 May
18:00 - 19:15
£4.00 – £11.99
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Heron Books
Unit 5, The Clifton Arcade
Bristol, BS8 4AA United Kingdom
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