6th - 22nd October 2017

Main Event

Pascale Petit

  • 8
  • Oct

2014

Wednesday

7.00pm

petitTobias Hill

  • petit

Take a wild trip from the Rainy City to the City of Light. Join Manchester Prize-winning poet Pascale Petit as she launches her sixth collection, Fauverie. Her previous collection What the Water Gave Me: Poems after Frida Kahlo, was shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize and Wales Book of the Year, and was Jackie Kay’s Book of the Year in The Observer. Drawing on a time when Petit was in Paris to spend time with her dying father, Fauverie explores the savage aspects of the city, the darker elements of human nature and the grace and power of endangered animals – and, fittingly, the event will take place in the atmospheric surroundings of the Manchester Museum’s Living Worlds Gallery.