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BPF 2017 - Sarah Howe, Karen McCarthy Woolf, Rishi Dastidar

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Bristol Poetry Festival 2017

UNMISSIBLE POETRY READINGS: PART 2

Sarah Howe is a British poet, academic and editor. Born in Hong Kong in 1983 to an English father and a Chinese mother, she moved to England as a child. Her first book, Loop of Jade won the T.S. Eliot Prize and The Sunday Times / PFD Young Writer of the Year Award, and was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre Poetry Prize and the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. Crossing the bounds of time, race and language, Loop of Jade is an enthralling exploration of self and place, of migration and inheritance, and introduces an unmistakable new voice in British poetry.

Karen McCarthy Woolf is a writer, editor and critic, whose debut poetry collection An Aviary of Small Birds was selected as a Guardian/Observer Book of the Year, shortlisted for both the Forward and Fenton Aldeburgh prizes 2015 and described in The Poetry Review as ‘extraordinarily moving and technically flawless’. She is the editor of four literary anthologies, most recently Ten: The New Wave and Ten: The Next Generation. Her new collection is Seasonal Disturbances in which, as a fifth-generation Londoner and daughter of a Jamaican émigré, McCarthy Woolf aims to inspire what the author describes as an ‘activism of the heart, where we connect to and express forces of renewal and love’.

Rishi Dastidar’s first full collection showcases one of contemporary poetry’s most distinctive voices, delivering effervescence with equal servings of panache and whiplash-quick wit. From politics to pop, from the UK to California, wherever digital heartbeats flutter and stutter, Ticker-tape is a maximalist take on 21st century living. Here is sheer madcap ingenuity and also impressive breadth; ranging from odes of love to deconstructed diversity campaigns and detonations of banter’s worst excesses, plus appearances from ex-SugaBabes, a shark who comes to tea, to the matters of matchstick empires and national identity. Ticker-tape is bold, adventuresome and wry – an unmissable and irrepressible debut.


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