Edmund Prestwich and Ian Pople

Sunday 3rd November Torriano Poetry, 7.30pm. £5/4.

Guest poets Edmund Prestwich and Ian Pople.

ed prestwichEdmund Prestwich was brought up in South Africa and came to England at fifteen. He studied English at both Oxford and Cambridge and is now a teacher at Manchester Grammar School. His poems are peopled equally by people from South Africa and Greece (or Cyprus). Publications include Their Mountain Mother (Hearing Eye, illustrated by Emily Johns) and Through the Window (Rockingham Press).

Ian Pople was born in Ipswich. He was educated at the British Council, Athens and the Universities of Aston and Manchester. His first book of poetry, The Glass Enclosure, was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and shortlisted ian-poplefor the Forward Prize for Best First Collection. His second collection, An Occasional Lean-to, was published by Arc in 2004. Saving Spaces was published by Arc in 2011. He teaches at the University of Manchester.

Readers from the floor welcome.

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