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Conversation & Live Poetry
The first half will feature Heaney ‘in conversation’ with Michael Laskey, founder of the Aldeburgh Poetry Festival and a fellow poet. Heaney will be invited to explore his beginnings as a poet and to share some of the principles and encounters that have sustained him on his poetic journey. Enjoy reflections and recollections from a writing career of global significance spanning over forty years. In the second half, Heaney will introduce and read a wide selection of his own poems.
The Poetry Prom is happily timed to celebrate the publication of his 13th collection, Human Chain from Faber. Advance copies will be available to purchase. ‘Reading Heaney… you feel what the first readers of, say, Keats’s odes or Milton’s 1645 collection must have felt – the peculiar excitement of watching a new masterwork emerge and take its permanent place in our literature.’ The Sunday Times
In partnership with The Poetry Trust
£16, £13, £10, Prom £6