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BPF 2017 - Leasungspell

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Bristol Grammar School

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Bristol Poetry Festival 2017

Bob Beagrie with Sara Dennis (folk singer), Peter Lagan (Lutenist), Kev Howard percussion, dordeseal (Celtic Horn), Stewart Forth percussion and sound effects.

Leasungspell

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“Astonishing, haunting, ambitious in scale and impressive in reach, Leasungspell is a feast for the imagination.” Pippa Little

Leasungspell is an epic poem published last year by Smokestack Books. It relates the story of an Anglo Saxon monk in 657AD as he travels from the monastery on the Hartlepool Headland to Whitby, carrying letters from St Hild. On route, he describes the landscape and reasons for travelling, but as with all epics, it is full of digressions and diversions, stories within stories. It is written in a thrilling hybrid of Old English, Modern English and Northern Dialect Forms.

The language rings like the clashing of broadswords and from that energy and violence, a vivid new world, at once both archaic and strangely contemporary, emerges.” Steve Ely.

Bob Beagrie is a poet, playwright, and senior lecturer in creative writing at Teesside University. He has published six collections of poetry, including The Seer Sung Husband and SAMPO: Heading Further North (co-written with Andy Willoughby. His poetry has been translated into Urdu, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, Russian, Danish, Spanish, and Swedish.

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