A Portable Paradise – Roger Robinson Plus Support: Lauren Hollingsworth-Smith & Georgie Woodhead

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Tue, 27 October 7:00pm

Chosen by Decibel as one of 50 writers who have influenced the black-British writing canon over the past 50 years, Roger Robinson’s latest collection A Portable Paradise is the winner of the TS Elliot Poetry Prize 2019 and the RSL Ondaatje Prize 2020.  These powerful poems express a fierce anger against injustice, but also convey the irrepressible sense that Robinson cannot help but love people for their humour, oddity and generosity of spirit.

His poems are deep, mature, moving and inventive – Bernadine Evaristo for New Statesman

Plus support from New Poets Prize 2020 winners, Lauren Hollingsworth-Smith and Georgie Woodhead, whose debut pamphlets will be published by the Poetry Business in 2021

Both are members of Hive young writers’ network and previous recipients of Foyle Year Poet of the Year and the Young Northern Writers Award.  Georgie won the BBC Young Writer of the Year 2019 and Lauren will be Young Poet in Residence at Sheaf Poetry Festival later this year.

Books, including selected signed copies or signed book plates are available through our Festival Bookseller Blackwell’s with free postage.   Please e-mail sheffield@blackwell.co.uk or phone 0114 278 7211 or visit the shop at Jessop West, 1 Upper Hanover Street, Sheffield, S3 7RA

A selection of unsigned books, some discounted, can be ordered here: https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/collection/OffTheShelf2020_FestivalOfWords/-186695
Books featured during the festival can also be ordered through the website blackwells.co.uk

With thanks to The Poetry Business

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