Artists in Residence Poetry Evening

18 January 7pm. Join us at Contains Art for an innovative evening with two of Britain’s most interesting contemporary poets. Rebecca Perry and Amy Key are currently poets in residence at Halsway Manor National Centre for Folk Arts and over the last few months have been researching in the Halsway library and exploring the local landscape to create a new body of collaborative work. From witchcraft to landscape, female collaboration to untold folk stories, Rebecca and Amy have immersed themselves in Halsway and its world. This is an opportunity to hear about their work.

This event is being hosted by Contains Art in Watchet.

Please contact creative@halswaymanor.org.uk for more information.

Rebecca Perry is the author of a number of publications including 2015’s Beauty/Beauty, published by Bloodaxe books, which was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize, the Seamus Heaney Prize for Best First Collection, The Fenton Aldeburgh Prize for Best First Collection and winner of the Michael Murphy Memorial Prize.

Amy Key is the author of tIsn’t Forever, Bloodaxe books and Luxe, Salt Publishing, 2013, as well as two pamphlets. Isn’t Forever is a Poetry Book Society Wild Card Choice. She founded the wonderful, now archived journal, Poems in Which, which Rebecca later also edited.

You can find out more about their residencies here

This work is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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