6.30pm Fri 20th October
Elizabeth Cook, poet.
We open this year’s Festival, as we always have, with poetry.Celebrated poet, Elizabeth Cook, is returning to Bury where, some years ago, she was Poet in Residence at the Cathedral, to talk about and read poetry from her collections BOWL and WHEN I KISS THE SKY.
About the author:
Elizabeth Cook is a poet, novelist and librettist. She is the author of Achilles, a novel and theatre work, and Lux, which links the Scriptural story of David and Bathsheba with 16th century English poet, Thomas Wyatt. In 2013 she was St Edmundsbury Cathedral’s first writer in residence. Her long poem, ‘Edmund in Edmundsbury’ was initially published in a small hand-printed edition and is now available in the longer collection, When I Kiss the Sky. The title poem of her earlier collection, Bowl, was a Poem on the Underground. She was recently a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Queen Mary University. While she writes in various genres, poetry is at the heart of it all and her work is grounded in a strong sense of bodily reality.
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