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13 July 2022
7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Please join us to celebrate the launch of Rookie: Selected Poems by Caroline Bird. Hosting the reading will be poet Rachel Long, joining Caroline to discuss the new book. The event will feature readings and discussion, and audience members will have the opportunity to ask their own questions. We will show the text during readings so that you can read along.
Caroline Bird is one of Carcanet’s most popular poets. Her startling instinct for metaphor, the courage of her choice of subjects and the integrity of her witness, set her apart: a poem is a risk, and it has to be a risk worth taking for the poet and for the reader.
Starting with Looking through Letterboxes in 2002 when she was fifteen years old, she has published six Carcanet books, culminating in The Air Year which was awarded the Forward Prize in 2020, shortlisted for the Polari Book Prize and the Costa Poetry Prize, and a Book of the Year in the Telegraph, Guardian and White Review.
Rookie presents a formidable body of work composed over two decades from one of the poetry world’s most energetic and consistently compelling voices.
Registration for this online event will cost £2, later redeemable against the cost of the book. All attendees will receive the discount code and how to purchase the book during and after event.
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