Photo Recap – Manchester, Waterstones
The day after Booka Bookshop in Oswestry, the Poetry Book Society headed up the motorway for an event in Manchester at Waterstones Deansgate on 11 February 2015.
Local poet, performer and producer, Keisha Thompson, opened the show in Manchester with her wonderful part-songs, part-poems that enchanted the audience. Follow Keisha on Twitter to find out more about her poetry, music and theatrical shows.
Annie Freud was the first Next Generation Poet 2014 on the night, and she treated us to a host of new poems that will appear in her forthcoming collection, The Remains, to be published by Picador in Summer 2015.
Adam Foulds provided a mesmeric reading of the opening four chapters of his verse-novel, The Broken Word, giving a great sense of a fantastically original book.
Concluding the night, we were very fortunate to be joined by Jean Sprackland, a Next Generation Poet in 2004 and highly-acclaimed poet. Fittingly, Jean read across her work, from her earliest book, Hard Water – featuring the poems that won her the accolade in 2004 – to her most recent, Sleeping Keys (2013).