6th - 22nd October 2017

Main Event

Grevel Lindop & Matthew Sweeney

  • 23
  • Oct

2015

Friday

1.00pm

Image of Matthew SweeneyJohn Miniham

  • Image of Matthew Sweeney

An afternoon in the company of two distinguished poets writing from diverse traditions. One of the most respected Irish poets of his generation, Matthew Sweeney’s collections include Inquisition Lane, A Dream of Maps, Black Moon (shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize), and Horse Music. Marked by a preference for plain-spoken narratives and surreal happenings, his poems are close kin to short stories. A recipient of the Cholmondeley Award and the Arts Council England Writers’ Award, Ruth Padel called him ‘a force for good in British poetry.’

Grevel Lindop is a poet, academic and literary critic who frequently contributes to The Times Literary Supplement, Stand Magazine and PN Review. He has published six collections including Playing With Fire and will be reading from his new Carcanet collection Luna Park.