Don Paterson & Rommi Smith
Poets & Players
‘Paterson is simply one of the best living poets in the UK,’ Jackie Kay wrote in 2009. David Harsent praised his collection Rain for its ‘enormous emotional depth’ and Jan Schreiber singled out its ‘musical drive.’ He has won The Forward Prize for Best First Collection in 1993, and the Forward Prize for Best Collection in 2009, the Whitbread Poetry Award, The Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award, and the TS Eliot Prize twice. He is also a composer, musician and librettist.
Join us to hear Don reading from his new collection 40 Sonnets and playing his own music, and to hear the poet and playwright Rommi Smith. Rommi will be performing from Poems From Mornings & Midnights, her narrative sequence of poems inspired by Jazz and Blues.