Saturday, 24 March 2018
£7 - £12.50
Event in association with
Poet Wendy Cope talks about her new collection of poems, Anecdotal Evidence, and reads some of her verse.
Cope is one of the nation’s best-loved poets, with a sharp eye for human foibles and a wry sense of humour. The eagerly awaited Anecdotal Evidence is her fifth collection of poems, the first since Family Values in 2011. It includes poems about childhood, and love and death, a group of poems commissioned for the Shakespeare anniversary in 2016, and tributes to John Cage and Eric Morecambe.
Cope worked as a primary teacher for 15 years before publishing her first collection of poems Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis. She is a winner of a Cholmondeley Award for poetry and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Michael Braude Award for light verse.
This event is part of St Hilda’s College day at the festival.