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Writers at Manchester Met: Wild Bodies - Fiona Benson and Seán Hewitt

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Number 70 Oxford Street

Manchester Metropolitan University

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Join two of our most urgent and important contemporary poets as they launch new work.

Fiona Benson’s new collection, Vertigo and Ghost, is the follow-up to her multi-award winning debut collection Bright Travellers. One of the poems from the new collection was shortlisted for the 2018 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem. The new collection is a book of such force, such bravery and such brilliance; Benson has written poems which will come to define the age through which we are living.

She is joined by Seán Hewitt, who is launching his debut pamphlet Lantern. Hewitt has won a Northern Writers Award, the 2017 Resurgence Prize and is currently a Leverhulme Research Fellow at Trinity College Dublin and is a fiction reviewer for the Irish Times. Fiona Benson has spoken of these poems’ “musicality, and their sensuous, tender rapture”.

Date/Time: Wednesday 14th March 2019, 6pm (doors) 6.30pm (event start)

Entry: FREE – but booking via EventBrite essential

Venue: Number 70 Oxford Street, Manchester Metropolitan University, M1 5NH.

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