John Foggin’s new collection now available through the Calder Valley Poetry website – https://caldervalleypoetry.com/book-shop/
Tickets now available via Ticketsource: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/calderdalembc/t-yaqgglm
However, please note that it will be possible for non-ticketed people to come along, up to the attendance limit of 50.
Tuesday 3rd May, 7 pm at Brighouse Library & Art Gallery, HD6 2AF.
‘John Foggin has done it again with another collection that is compelling in its clarity, bursting with its ideas and dazzling in its range. Kim Moore
‘This is a skilful, humane, and most enjoyable collection from a very fine poet.’ Jean Atkin
‘To read this collection is to be a guest in a unique mind. This is a masterwork by a master poet.’ Tom Weir
This is a sculpture of Ted Hughes at the former Mexborough Grammar School, where we had a wonderful launch, on Saturday 4th December, of the Calder Valley Poetry publication Ted is perusing.
Launch on Saturday 4th December, 2-4pm in the library at Mexborough Grammar School, where Massingham, Ted Hughes and Ian Parks were pupils. (Massingham and Hughes near contemporaries; Parks much, much younger.)
‘His voice is built from Yorkshire stone, from voices in the street …’ Ian McMillan
‘ one of the great neglected poets of the twentieth century.’ Donald Davie
‘an extraordinary poet: dogged but luxurious, restrained but brave’ Sarah Wimbush
‘Damage and loss resonate through Snig in quietly devastating details … Underdown finds restoration in attentiveness to the shared world in which we make our home … precise, observant poems’.
‘a multifarious collection which takes you from the sluicing tides of Crosby Beach to a sequence of Shakespeare’s women … rich and varied … will take you to unexpected and memorable places.
To buy a copy of David Underdown’s new collection, go to the Calder Valley poetry Bookshop page – https://caldervalleypoetry.com/book-shop/
Friday 9th July at the legendary Black Dyke Mills
This Sunday, 25th April at 6.45 pm. ‘Between the Ears’. Follow this link to John Foggin’s excellent appraisal of Alison’s epic account of her serious injury and slow recovery – https://johnfogginpoetry.com/2021/04/19/catching-up-alison-locks-lure/