Christopher Reid and Angela France
Sponsored by Tailor Made Travel
8pm – 9pm, Red Pepper,
Christopher Reid collection A Scattering was Costa Book of the Year for 2009; The Song of Lunch became a BBC2 film starring Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson. His latest, Nonsense, appeared in 2012 and was described in the Guardian as ‘like being inside a theatre – a wonderful, oddball auditorium’. Angela France’s publications include Occupation (Ragged Raven Press, 2009), Lessons in Mallemaroking’(Nine Arches Press, 2011) and her new collection, Hide (Nine Arches Press). Angela is features editor of Iota and runs the monthly poetry café, ‘Buzzwords’. Her work is richly imaginative, finely crafted and complex, whilst remaining joyfully playful.
‘Angela France’s poems are rich, attentive and strange. Weighed by work, open with wonder, they measure their strengths and fly’ – Alison Brackenbury
‘Hide is a book of wisdom, dignity and first witness’ – David Morley