Carol Ann Duffy and Billy Collins, (UK and US Poet Laureate’s) both did a reading at Edge Hill and I was lucky enough to attend. They each read a selection of well-known and forthcoming poems and I found myself awestruck and inspired.
The theatre was packed and everybody I spoke to after really enjoyed themselves. (Did I mention I loved it?)
Books were available to purchase before and after the event and I got a collection by each poet and had them both signed.
Yes, there’s a picture of my signed books which I shall forever treasure.
I got in on Thursday night and read both collections and went and bought some more yesterday. I’ve found a new love. It makes a change from 18th Century poetry, (which admittedly, I’m a huge fan of too). It was just captivating listening to each poet read their own words, I loved it.
Anyway, it’s study week now, so head down and back to business.