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Poetry Library Book Clubs | 19-Dec-12

Please find below details and booking information for February and April's Poetry Library Book Clubs:

Sylvia Plath Collected Poems
Poetry Library
Monday 11 February, 6.30pm

The 11th February is the 50th anniversary of the death of Sylvia Plath.  Her suicide and posthumous collection Ariel (Faber, 1965) made her one of the twentieth century's most infamous and influential poets, a position which she still holds today.  Join us in the Poetry Library to discuss a selection of her work, including poems written in the final months of her life and lesser known poems written earlier in her career, as we mark the achievement of a most original, daring and gifted poet.

Please book your free ticket online:
By phone 0844 875 0073 or in person.

Sam Riviere 81 Austerities
Poetry Library
Monday 22 April, 6.30pm

Spring's Poetry Library Book Club will look at Sam Riviere's 81 Austerities (Faber, 2012), winner of the 2012 Forward Prize for Best First Collection.  These poems first appeared as a blog in protest at the Government's austerity measures and the poems are "cuts" in themselves on levels of sentiment, structure and content.  Ruth Padel writing in The Guardian has described the book as "a vision of a world ruled by twin demons, Austerity and Information Overload" and we will discuss what this vision means for the future of poetry.

Please book your free ticket online:
By phone 0844 875 0073 or in person.

Poetry Library members and Book Club attendees can get 10% off the new Sylvia Plath : poems chosen by Carol Ann Duffy and Sam Riviere's 81 Austerities in Foyles at Southbank Centre - just show your Poetry Library membership card or Book Club ticket at the till to claim your discount.

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