|Tuesday, 27 February 2018 - 7:30pm||Walking Wounded: The Poetry of Vernon Scannell (1922–2007)||
As with many poets before and since, Scannell’s prize-winning poetry – which covered topics ranging from love, war, ageing, fear, remorse, and even verse for children – seems to have sprung from the fertile soil of a disturbed and damaged life. Yet his verse, greatly admired by the likes of Seamus Heaney, is written in an accessible style, often laced with an engaging dry humour.
Jem Langworthy, who copy-edited his biography for Oxford University Press, presents an evening about this British poet and author.
|Tuesday, 27 March 2018 - 7:30pm||Pam Zinnemann-Hope Foothold||
Foothold is a celebration of the West Dorset landscape in its changing seasons and climate.
There are poems which explore the time and tiny place we humans occupy in earth’s history and poems on the theme of music (the poet’s husband is a composer), of love in old age and of love for a young grandson.
Pam Zinnemann-Hope’s first collection, On Cigarette Papers, was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize and adapted by her for the Afternoon Drama on BBC Radio 4, in which she also acted, alongside Eleanor Bron, Greg Wise and Emma Fielding.
|Tuesday, 24 April 2018 - 7:30pm||Underground Poetry||
Underground poetry in all senses of the word.
Mind the gap - and expect the unexpected. Caroline Mornement has put together this poetic evening.