After Sylvia

  • DATE

    18 October 2022

  • TIME

    7:00 pm to 8:15 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome


    £10 / £8 concessions


    Manchester Central Library
    St Peter's Square, Manchester, M2 5PD

One of the most dynamic and admired American writers of the 20th Century, Sylvia Plath’s legacy as a fiercely intelligent, confessional feminist poet and novelist continues to inspire generation after generation.

‘After Sylvia: Poems & Essays in Celebration of Sylvia Plath’ marks the 90th anniversary of Sylvia Plath’s birth. At this special event, poets Moniza Alvi, Romalyn Ante, Rebecca Goss, Ian Humphreys & Carola Luther will perform new work inspired by and responding to Sylvia Plath’s work and legacy, drawing on the themes of Rebirth, Womanhood, Magic, Mothers & Fathers and Nature.

Moniza Alvi has been shortlisted for the TS Eliot Prize three times with her collections ‘The Country at My Shoulder’, ‘Europa’ and ‘At the Time of Partition’. Romalyn Ante is the author of ‘Antiemetic for Homesickness’ which was shortlisted for the Jhalak Prize and longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. Rebecca Goss is the author of four poetry collections. ’Her Birth’ was shortlisted for the 2013 Forward Prize for Best Collection. She is winner of the Sylvia Plath Prize 2022.  Carola Luther is the author of three poetry collections. Her most recent collection ‘On the Way to Jerusalem Farm’ is shortlisted for the Derek Walcott Prize for Poetry. Ian Humphreys is a writer and editor. His debut collection ’Zebra’ was nominated for the Portico Prize and his work has been highly commended in the Forward Prizes for Poetry. He is the producer and co-editor of ‘After Sylvia’.

Presented in partnership with Manchester Poetry Library.

This event will be BSL interpreted