Julia Copus performing ‘The Back Seat of My Mother’s Car’ – See her at Exeter Poetry Festival – October 7th

Wednesday 7th October

Sponsored by the Ronald Duncan Literary Foundation – poetry of precision and emotional charge by two compelling  female voices:  JULIA COPUS and GRETA STODDART

Venue: Exeter College, First Floor, CCI Building, off Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3SP

7.30 – 9.00 pm (bar opens at 7.00 pm), £8 / students and over 65’s £5

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Poet, radio dramatist and childrens’ writer JULIA COPUS will be presenting her poem cycle Ghost Lines, first directed by Fiction Factory’s John Taylor for Radio 3, with biographical interludes and electric cello recordings by Jacob Shirley. Ghost a “wittily honest personal testimony” follows the story of a couple undergoing the process of IVF treatment. Her poetry collections include The Shuttered Eye (Bloodaxe, 1995) winner of the Eric Gregory Award,In Defence of Adultery (Bloodaxe, 2003), and the The World’s Two Smallest Humans (Faber, 2012). She has been shortlisted for the Forward Prize, the Costa Book Awards and the T.S. Eliot Prize.

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GRETA STODDART poet, writer and tutor for the Poetry School and the Arvon Foundation, reading from her new and 3rd book, Alive Alive O (Bloodaxe, 2015) – a subtle and poised  collection  which focuses on mortal life as a theme to behold. Greta published her first book of poems, At Home in the Dark (Anvil) in 2001, poems distinguished  by their carefully balanced paradoxes and for which she was awarded the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize in 2002. In 2008, she was short-listed for the Costa Book Awards for her second collection, Salvation Jane (Anvil).


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