Christmas poetry at the Print Room

Drop into the Print Room for another one of its joyous poetry evenings. Up this time on 20th December at 7.30pm, just before the full force of the festivities is felt, are Ruth Padel and Jacob Polley. Padel will be reading a bit from her recently published narrative poem, Tidings, which is set on Christmas Eve. On this one night a year the Angel of Silence is allowed to speak and recounts a story of a little girl, a homeless man and a fox with all kinds of compassionate Christmas-appropriate messages. Polley will share some of his latest work, Jackself, with the audience. Described as one of the most original books of poetry to appear in the last decade, Jackself is a fictionalised autobiography drawing on the many Jacks we have in fables, legends and folklore. Polley has been shortisted for the TS Eliot Prize 2016. As always readings will last an hour and then it is down to the sumptuous ‘Tipping the Velvet’ style bar for a Christmas snifter. the-print-room

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